How much does a Clinical Research Scientist make?

Updated Jan 16, 2022

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$93,832 /yr
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113 salaries

$55K

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$94K

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$159K

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How much does a Clinical Research Scientist make? The national average salary for a Clinical Research Scientist is $93,832 in United States. Filter by location to see Clinical Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 113 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Clinical Research Scientist employees.

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Clinical Research Associate$86,125 /yr
L3
Senior Clinical Research Associate$110,086 /yr
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Novartis
4.2

Novartis

Clinical Research Scientist

$105,167

 /yr
Range: $76K - $139K
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$76K

$139K

$75,635 - $139,414 Range

Eli Lilly and Company
4.1

Eli Lilly and Company

Clinical Research Scientist

$136,832

 /yr
Range: $115K - $162K

$115K

$162K

$114,552 - $162,020 Range

MD Anderson Cancer Center
4.2

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Clinical Research Scientist

$70,880

 /yr
Range: $64K - $92K

$64K

$92K

$64,314 - $92,080 Range

Celgene
4.1

Celgene

Clinical Research Scientist

$156,974

 /yr
Range: $151K - $166K

$151K

$166K

$151,307 - $165,738 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
3.9

Bristol Myers Squibb

Clinical Research Scientist

$147,645

 /yr
Range: $147K - $211K

$147K

$211K

$147,212 - $211,357 Range

AstraZeneca
4.1

AstraZeneca

Clinical Research Scientist

$155,658

 /yr
Range: $133K - $156K

$133K

$156K

$133,266 - $155,658 Range

Purdue Pharma
3.3

Purdue Pharma

Clinical Research Scientist

$149,707

 /yr
Range: $140K - $152K

$140K

$152K

$139,832 - $152,065 Range

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Karyopharm Therapeutics
3.7

Karyopharm Therapeutics

Clinical Research Scientist

$132,731

 /yr
Range: $90K - $141K

$90K

$141K

$90,160 - $141,004 Range

Apicore
3.5

Apicore

Clinical Research Scientist

$79,154

 /yr
Range: $77K - $79K

$77K

$79K

$77,458 - $79,154 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$65K -$86K

$65K

$86K

$64,984 - $86,219 Range

Stanford University
4.4

Stanford University

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$75K -$107K

$75K

$107K

$74,917 - $107,050 Range

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
4.5

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$73K -$78K

$73K

$78K

$72,590 - $78,336 Range

Cepheid
4

Cepheid

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$125K -$153K

$125K

$153K

$124,656 - $153,263 Range

EMD Serono
3.7

EMD Serono

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$126K -$153K

$126K

$153K

$126,287 - $153,117 Range

Cubist Pharmaceuticals
4

Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$91K -$120K

$91K

$120K

$90,875 - $120,127 Range

Intersect ENT
2.8

Intersect ENT

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$80K -$106K

$80K

$106K

$79,754 - $106,462 Range

Southwest Medical Center
3.7

Southwest Medical Center

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$53K -$60K

$53K

$60K

$52,999 - $60,419 Range

TransMedics
3

TransMedics

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$110K -$120K

$110K

$120K

$110,483 - $119,914 Range

Neurobehavioral Research
2.6

Neurobehavioral Research

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$76K -$84K

$76K

$84K

$76,373 - $83,956 Range

Cisneros Group
4.2

Cisneros Group

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$67K -$158K

$67K

$158K

$66,557 - $157,599 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Clinical Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Clinical Research Scientist is $93,832 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Clinical Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 113 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Clinical Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Clinical Research Scientist in United States is $159,178 per year.

The lowest salary for a Clinical Research Scientist in United States is $55,311 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent clinical research scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$40,000
per year
A Clinical Research Coordinator in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$69,907
per year
A Clinical Research Coordinator in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $69,907 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$80,000
per year
A Clinical Research Associate in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$86,677
per year
A Clinical Research Associate in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $86,677 per year
Job Highlights
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$36
hourly
A Clinical Research Nurse in the Toledo, OH Area area reported making $36 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toledo, OH Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Clinical Trials Associate in the San Antonio, TX Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Antonio, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
School / School District
$76,000
per year
A Clinical Research Coordinator in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $76,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$70,000
per year
A Clinical Research Coordinator in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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