When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($106K per year) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Philadelphia, Pa. (about $103K), Blue Bell, Pa. (around $90K), and Houston, Texas ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $43K) is Charlottesville, Va. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays PRA International the most — $100K annually on average.
Senior Clinical Research Associates earn the highest median pay at $90K per year, followed by SAS Programmers ($81K), Senior Business Analysts ($80K), and Clinical Research Associates (about $72K). On the lower end are Proposal Analysts at around $50K on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $86K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $54K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (44 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $91K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $130K per year. Certified Clinical Research Associates with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $93K annually. Regarding salaries and education, PRA International pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $77K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Oncology; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $102K per year. Clinical Research is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; half of PRA International's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Project Management, Data Analysis, and Regulatory Compliance as well.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, PRA International provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most workers participate. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a large number of workers, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.