Bringing in the most money are Senior Clinical Research Associates — their earnings average around $116K annually. Clinical Trial Managers are a close second at about $109K along with Clinical Operations Managers (approximately $104K) and Clinical Research Managers ($86K). PRA International hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Research Associates ($41K on average).
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $61K per year on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $81K annually. Overall, the greater share of PRA International folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $101K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $108K annually) can be spotted in Rahway, N.J.; San Diego, Calif. ($95K), Lenexa, Kan. (approximately $74K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Charlottesville, Va.; in fact, at approximately $45K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across PRA International's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $105K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
American Board of Family Medicine Members receive bigger paychecks ($250K annually) than those without credentials. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $130K on average. The best paid folks at PRA International have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), earning about $118K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $108K annually. Clinical Research is regularly seen around here; more than two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Project Management, Oncology, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all survey participants, and for a large number of respondents, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, optional telecommute / work from home, and tuition reimbursement.