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Average Salary for PRA International Employees

Reston, Virginia-based PRA International hires for positions ranging from Proposal Writer to Senior Clinical Research Associate in the commercial physical and biological research industry. A salary of $65K annually is the going rate at PRA International. For the most part, employee paychecks at PRA International fluctuate depending on where you live; how long you've been working and your role at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

PRA International typically pays:
above market

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Employer: PRA International
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (6)
$60,754 - $132,124  
[-]Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (6)
Salary$61,050 - $114,169  
Bonus$542 - $7,391  
Total Pay$60,754 - $132,124  
[+]Proposal Writer (6)
$43,784 - $79,187  
[+]Proposal Writer (6)
Salary$44,991 - $78,680  
Total Pay$43,784 - $79,187  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (5)
$43,636 - $106,050  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (5)
Salary$49,198 - $99,542  
Total Pay$43,636 - $106,050  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (4)
$31,428 - $60,329  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (4)
Total Pay$31,428 - $60,329  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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PRA International Details

Reston, Virginia 20190

Commercial Physical and Biological Research

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Median pay is highest in San Diego ($106K per year), followed by Philadelphia (approximately $103K), Dallas (around $97K), and Houston ($76K). High paychecks are not found in Raleigh; in fact, at about $59K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average PRA International employee makes $111K annually.

Years of Experience

Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach $82K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $52K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the PRA International workforce (46 percent) has a tenure of 10-19 years and earns $91K per year.


Senior Clinical Research Associates represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $87K — though Clinical Research Associates, Proposal Writers, and Proposal Analysts also do fairly well at approximately $81K, $60K, and about $50K, respectively.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Clinical Research Professional s have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $109K. Becoming a Certified Clinical Research Associate can certainly pay off here; those folks make $95K. PRA International compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $73K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Clinical Research; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $87K. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, roughly two in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Technical Writing, and Regulatory Compliance.

Benefits and Perks

Two-fifths of workers receive paid vacation, and only one in ten workers get sick leave. Almost all employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. PRA International provides health insurance to a strong majority of workers, and the greater part of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

53 %
47 %
$48,430 - $100,000
$49,454 - $105,800
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
$45,191 - $101,736

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