Average Salary for PRA International Employees

Based in Reston, Va.,commercial physical and biological research industry player PRA International offers many employment opportunities, including Proposal Writer and Senior Clinical Research Associate positions. The average employee at PRA International takes home $66K annually. Your city plays the largest role in compensation at PRA International, but what you do at the company and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

PRA International typically pays:
above market

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Employer: PRA International
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (8)
$62,768 - $132,342  
[-]Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (8)
Salary$62,315 - $109,959  
Bonus$536 - $7,179  
Total Pay$62,768 - $132,342  
[+]Proposal Writer (6)
$43,014 - $80,095  
[+]Proposal Writer (6)
Salary$45,046 - $80,364  
Total Pay$43,014 - $80,095  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (6)
$45,469 - $101,712  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (6)
Salary$47,723 - $97,390  
Total Pay$45,469 - $101,712  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (4)
$33,026 - $59,737  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (4)
Total Pay$33,026 - $59,737  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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About This Company

Reston, Virginia 20190

Commercial Physical and Biological Research

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Median pay is highest in San Diego (around $106K per year), followed by Philadelphia ($103K), Dallas (approximately $97K), and Houston ($76K). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Raleigh — at about $59K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $111K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Clinical Research Associates, who earn around $88K, closely trailed by Clinical Research Associates ($81K), Senior Business Analysts ($80K), and Proposal Writers ($60K). Proposal Analysts are among the lowest paid at approximately $50K.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $82K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $54K. Overall, the greater share of PRA International folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $90K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Clinical Research Professionals earn approximately $109K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Salaries typically rise to around $93K annually for accredited Certified Clinical Research Associates. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; PRA International awards $73K to these degree-holders.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Clinical Research; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $87K. Project Management is a popular skill in the PRA International workforce; over a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Technical Writing.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two-fifths of workers receiving paid vacation and one in ten workers receiving paid sick days. Nearly all workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The greater part of workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for PRA International


52 %
48 %
$43,500 - $99,159
$45,302 - $96,650
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
$45,191 - $101,736

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