Clinical Research Nurse Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a clinical research nurse make?
Clinical Research Nurses in the US make on average $60,215 annually or $28.95 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $90,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $40,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Clinical Research Nurses are Health Care companies and Education companies. Some of the states with the best Clinical Research Nurse salaries are California, Hawaii, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a Clinical Research Nurse is 3.8 years.

Average Clinical Research Nurse Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Clinical Research Nurse in the USA is $60,215 annually or $28.95 hourly. Working in Palo Alto, CA as a Clinical Research Nurse will pay you the highest wages at around $106,330 per year. Not only that, Palo Alto, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $66,000. California, Hawaii, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are the states with the highest payscale for Clinical Research Nurses. Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Kansas have the lowest reported salaries for Clinical Research Nurses.

Map of Clinical Research Nurse Salaries

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

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Average Clinical Research Nurse Salary By Company

Clinical Research Nurse jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Most Clinical Research Nurse jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. Asante and Health First are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like LifePoint Health or UnitedHealth Group, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Clinical Research Nurses.

Average Clinical Research Nurse Pay By Industry

Wages for Clinical Research Nurses can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Health Care companies, Professional companies, and Non Profits companies pay their Clinical Research Nurses well. Health Care companies pay Clinical Research Nurses an average salary of $61,202, Professional companies pay $59,683, and Non Profits companys come in at $54,496. The average salary for Clinical Research Nurses in the Education industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $54,470.
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Clinical Research Nurse Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Clinical Research Nurse Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Clinical Research Nurse can range from $48,073 to $81,641 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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