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.