Current Certified research nurse coordinator salaries

  1. Hi! I am a certified clinical research nurse coordinator with 5 1/2 yrs of research experience and 14 years critical care nursing experience. I currently do cardiac research trials with a large private cardiology practice. Our annual review is coming up and I have been trying to do my own research on current salaries for research nurse coordinators without any luck. I was asked to present some data to our physicians.All I can find is salary ranges for CRAs, and monitors, nothing on CCRCs with a nursing degree. Please help.
    I would appreciate the different salary ranges for years of experience too!
    Last edit by TVRN on Feb 27, '04
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  3. by   BeachNurse
    Well, I am a CCRC and don't get paid too much at all..a little more than an office nurse, and I have held two positions at two different places as a CCRC. I get paid less than any hospital nurse, and I live in FL, so I am not going to embarrass myself by posting my salary!! The only nurses who make money in this business are the monitors (CRAs).
  4. by   zambezi
    I also don't get paid anything, only 11$/hr--and that is after three years there! I started working in the position (which is at a clinic) as a student nurse but I never got a raise after I graduated...the money was okay for a student but I didn't go through school to get paid the same I quit and am working in a hospital. Well I am trying to quit anyway, for one study I get paid better so I still work on it as needed--the study has a five day in hopsital period and for those five days I get paid 10$ a CRF page, of which there are 50 or so pages...the five hundred bucks in worth the time (the screeing in what takes the longest and at most finding all the info is couple of hours) I like the docs I work with. I think that if you worked in the hospital as a research coordinator--I know our cancer center does quite a few clinicl trials--that the pay would be significantly better. I do like the traveling benefits for meetings and what not though. Sorry I can't be of more help...
    Last edit by zambezi on Mar 24, '04
  5. by   lalaxton
    OK Beach nurse if you say the CRA's make more, how much more? Do you have a range?
  6. by   BeachNurse
    CRA's make anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000/yr + depending on experience. OK..I make about twice as much as Zambezi does..

    I thought about doing the CRA thing, but they travel up to 85% of the time and I have 3 kids and I am not willing to sacrifice time with them.
  7. by   BeachNurse
    in other words..having that CCRC, just as with any other nursing certification, doesn't necessarily mean that you will make more money, but it will make you a stronger candidate for certain positions.
  8. by   lalaxton
    Thanks for the info beach nurse!
  9. by   lalaxton
    For anyone interested I did find CRA and CRC salaries listed at