How Much Do Clinical Research Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Clinical Research Coordinators

Clinical Research Coordinators plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$154930 per year
Hourly wage
$74 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$71,400 to $101,750 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$34 to $49 per hour

Entry-level Clinical Research Coordinators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $71,400 to $101,750 per year or $34 to $49 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Clinical Research Coordinators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $100+ $208,000+
Senior (Top 25%) $91 $190,000
Middle (Mid 50%) $66 $137,940
Junior (Bottom 25%) $49 $101,750
No experience (Bottom 10%) $34 $71,400

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NJ $98 $202,870
CA $97 $202,570
MA $96 $199,430
NY $86 $178,770
NC $79 $164,760
WA $75 $155,360
CO $74 $152,900
VA $71 $148,490
MD $71 $147,180
CT $70 $146,420

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Clinical Research Coordinator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NJ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Clinical Research Managers are in the states of NJ, CA, MA, NY and NC.

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