Clinical Research Scientist Salary
Average Clinical Research Scientists in the United States make around $88K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women Clinical Research Scientists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Job Description for Clinical Research Scientist
Clinical research scientists work primarily in pharmaceutical companies’ laboratories, college/university research labs, and hospitals, and employers generally require candidates to have a master’s degree in medicine or biological sciences. Clinical research scientists primarily conduct scientific research and clinical investigations of various diseases in order to identify health conditions and assist physicians in determining accurate diagnoses.Read More...
The work of clinical research scientists enables doctors to provide effective treatment for patients. Because they work with infectious specimens and samples, they must wear special protective gear and strictly follow all procedures and guidelines established by their company. They must also adhere to rules and regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They should be able to use a variety of lab instruments and equipment and must be able to troubleshoot minor problems related to these instruments. They should also clean and maintain their instruments regularly in accordance with manufacturers’ manuals.
Clinical research scientists must be able to use analytical and scientific software, and proficiency in Microsoft Office may also be necessary to create scientific documents, graphs, and slides for presentation. Communication skills are also important, and they should stay up-to-date with new scientific findings in their field by reading relevant professional and scientific journals. They may also attend various workshops and conferences as required by their employers. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Clinical Research Scientist Tasks
- Support and assist with all clinical studies and research.
- Provide customer and staff support with clear communication of data.
- Spearhead and develop new research endeavors.
- Analyze, test, and report clinical data and results.
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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Scientist
Pay by Experience for a Clinical Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 10 salaries. A Clinical Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 7 salaries.
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