Directors of Human Resources rake in the most money, with average earnings of $140K per year; Senior Clinical Research Associates come in second with average earnings amounting to $97K, while SAS Programmers and Research Scientists rank near the top as well (around $92K and about $81K, respectively). Quintiles Transnational Corp hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Clinical Trial Assistants (approximately $42K on average).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $81K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $62K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K annually) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Raleigh-durham, N.C. ($91K), Raleigh, N.C. ($89K), and Morrisville, N.C. (about $88K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $55K, Overland Park, Kan. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Quintiles Transnational Corp workers in New York earn the most — $87K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $140K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Clinical Research Associate is rewarded with median pay of $97K per year. At Quintiles Transnational Corp, employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest salaries at about $90K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Oncology; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $99K annually. A garden variety skill at Quintiles Transnational Corp is Clinical Research; over a third of Quintiles Transnational Corp's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Data Analysis, and Cardiology.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all employees participate in a 401(k) program. Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, 37 percent report receiving the former, whereas about one-half report receiving the latter. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all survey participants and dental coverage for a large number of respondents. Quintiles Transnational Corp folks also make good use of a company cell phone, life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, and gym membership.