Average Clinical Research Specialist Salary

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The average salary for a Clinical Research Specialist is $53,676.
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$37k - $86k
$253 - $9k
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$35k - $87k

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Job Description for Clinical Research Specialist

Clinical Research Specialist Tasks
  • Provide clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects.
  • Analyze results and issue reports to update leadership on progress in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate multiple simultaneous research projects and ensure quality and consistency in testing and reporting across disciplines.

Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Research Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Clinical Research Specialist are from the companies Medtronic, Inc., Indiana University (IU) and UW - Madison. Reported salaries are highest at Medtronic, Inc. where the average pay is $77,670. UW - Madison pays the lowest at around $36,358.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Specialist

Skills in Clinical Research, Project Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Specialist

An entry-level Clinical Research Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,428 based on 67 salaries. An early career Clinical Research Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,106 based on 174 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Research Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,248 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,666 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,500.
Employees with Clinical Research Specialist in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 39.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (30.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Madison, Wisconsin (33.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (25.2% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (23.7% less).

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