Clinical Research Specialist Salary

For Clinical Research Specialists, yearly average wages total $52K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by geography and tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Clinical Research Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,630 - $80,113
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MEDIAN: $50,262
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$0$80K
Salary $36,630 - $80,113
Bonus $253.42 - $6,904
Total Pay (?
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$35,695 - $77,896
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $16.08 - $31.15
Overtime $19.65 - $51.96
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $253.42 - $6,904
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,695 - $77,896
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Clinical Research Specialist

Clinical research specialists help conduct research tasks in a clinical setting by providing expert advice and implementing different research methods on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of developing effective clinical research tasks in an efficient manner.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Research Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Research Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 97 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Research Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 25 salaries. A Clinical Research Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,860

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Clinical Research Specialists, busy Northridge offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Clinical Research Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+13 percent), Boston (+10 percent), Chicago (+4 percent), and Columbus (+3 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Clinical Research Specialists is geography, with workers in Atlanta earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Indianapolis and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 20 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively.

Clinical Research Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Research Specialist?

Clinical Research Specialist in Atlanta:
"Boring, Underpaid Position In A Field That Was Over-Hyped."
Pros: Research is a field that helps society.
Cons: You do the same thing every day in a box with the same five people who are usually much older for a very small amount of money. A monkey could do this job.

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Key Stats for Clinical Research Specialist

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

▲30%

▲20%

National Average
$49,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Specialist Salaries



Regulatory Compliance
▲3%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 6%
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