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.

$48,696 - $138,706
$49K
$97K
$140K
MEDIAN: $97,197
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$0$154K
Salary $48,696 - $138,706
Bonus $0.00 - $20,542
Profit Sharing $11,500
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$47,349 - $154,068
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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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.

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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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Key Stats for Clinical Research Scientist

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$98,000

Mid-Career
▼14%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

National Average
$98,000


Data Analysis
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 9%
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