Clinical Research Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$39,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$39,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
MEDNAX
Highest Paying City
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
1.8 years
How much does a clinical research assistant make?
The national average salary for a Clinical Research Assistant in the U.S. is $39,994 annually or $19.23 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $29,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $54,000. Health Care companies and Education companies have the most job opportunities for Clinical Research Assistants. The best states for high paying Clinical Research Assistant jobs are Hawaii, New Jersey, California, Nevada, and Connecticut. The typical employment for a Clinical Research Assistant is 1.8 years.

Average Clinical Research Assistant Salary By Location

As a Clinical Research Assistant in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $39,994 per year or $19.23 per hour. Clinical Research Assistants make the most in Los Angeles, CA at about $50,115 per year. The Los Angeles, CA average entry-level salary for Clinical Research Assistants is $29,000. Hawaii, New Jersey, California, Nevada, and Connecticut are the highest paying states. Oregon, Michigan, and Missouri have the lowest Clinical Research Assistant salaries.

Map of Clinical Research Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Clinical Research Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Clinical Research Assistant Salary By Company

If you are a Clinical Research Assistant, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Clinical Research Assistant jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. MEDNAX and LifePoint Health are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Children's National Medical Center and Boston Medical Center report highly competitive salaries for Clinical Research Assistants.

Average Clinical Research Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Clinical Research Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Pharmaceutical companies, Health Care companies, and Non Profits companies pay their Clinical Research Assistants well. Salaries for Clinical Research Assistants in Pharmaceutical companies average $50,270 annually, while Health Care companies and Non Profits companies pay $38,637 and $36,614, respectively. The average salary for Clinical Research Assistants in the Education industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $35,396.
Industry
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$50,270
$50k
Health Care
Health Care
$38,637
$39k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$36,614
$37k
Education
Education
$35,396
$35k

Clinical Research Assistant Salary History

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Recently Added Clinical Research Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Clinical Research Assistant
04/28/2020
$31,514
UNC Department of Public Safety
Social/Clinical Research Assistant
04/24/2020
$31,200
Cnstaffing
Clinical Research Assistant
04/22/2020
$41,740
Clinical Research Technician Assistant (2 Positions)
03/25/2020
$40,000
UNC Department of Public Safety
Social/Clinical Research Assistant
03/23/2020
$31,200
Clinical Research Assistant
03/21/2020
$25,879
Clinical Research Study Assistant II-Radiology-Radiological Sciences
03/20/2020
$36,689
Clinical Research Assistant
03/12/2020
$36,000
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03/11/2020
$54,000
Clinical Research Assistant
03/08/2020
$55,000
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