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Average Clinical Research Nurse Salary

$71,907
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,000
Bonus
$2,500
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The average salary for a Clinical Research Nurse is $71,907.
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$56k
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$72k
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$93k
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What Do Clinical Research Nurses Do?

Clinical Research Nurse Tasks
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement daily clinical procedures and schedules.
  • Collect samples and vitals, record data.
  • Answer questions from study subjects and sponsors.
  • Recruit, schedule, manage and educate subjects.

Job Satisfaction for Clinical Research Nurse

3.9 out of 5
(74)
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The top respondents for the job title Clinical Research Nurse are from the companies Indiana University (IU), Vanderbilt and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Reported salaries are highest at Stanford University where the average pay is $101,100. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Indiana University (IU), earning around $85,497 and $75,137, respectively. Emory University pays the lowest at around $60,367. Duke University and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,300 and $68,986, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Clinical Research Nurses?

Skills in Oncology, Data Collection and Clinical Data Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phlebotomy and Clinical Research.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Nurses?

An entry-level Clinical Research Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,538 based on 30 salaries. An early career Clinical Research Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,297 based on 177 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Research Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,225 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,399 based on 119 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,653.
Employees with Clinical Research Nurse in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9.3% more) and Houston, Texas (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Durham, North Carolina (10.5% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (10.2% less) and Dallas, Texas (9.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 503 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.0%
Early Career
35.2%
Mid Career
21.9%
Experienced
23.7%
Late Career
13.3%