Salary for Clinical Research Coordinators

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Clinical research coordinators play a key role in the testing of medicines and medical devices. They supervise the studies, record side effects and negative incidents related to the products use, ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations, and evaluate the suitability of research subjects. In many cases, the clinical research coordinator is also responsible for making sure that informed consent has been appropriately obtained and documented, and that the studies and facilities can withstand external scrutiny by government bodies and specially designated review groups. Clinical research coordinators are well-compensated professionals.

A Clinical Research Coordinator will usually earn a compensation of around $71,400 to $208,000 depending on tenure and industry expertise. usually get an average wage of one hundred and fifty-four thousand nine hundred and thirty dollars on an annual basis.

can get the best compensation in New Jersey, where they can get average job salaries of close to about $202,870. People with this job title are paid most highly in Wholesale Trade, where they can receive wages of $182,990.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 74.22 percent nationwide in that time.


Clinical Research Coordinators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Public Administration
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation