Senior Clinical Research Associates are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $95K annually; SAS Programmers, Clinical Research Associates, and Medical Technologists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $70K, around $67K, and approximately $60K, respectively. Quintiles Transnational Corp hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Clinical Trial Assistants ($43K on average).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $86K per year. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $59K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $80K per year) can be spotted in Detroit, Mich.; Raleigh, N.C. (about $75K), Boston, Mass. ($65K), and Durham, N.C. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Overland Park, Kan. — at $55K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where salaries average out at $93K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $97K per year for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to $83K annually for accredited Certified Clinical Research Associates. At Quintiles Transnational Corp, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Biotechnology receive the highest salaries at about $125K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Oncology; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $96K per year. Clinical Research is regularly seen around here; approximately one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
At Quintiles Transnational Corp, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Quintiles Transnational Corp can sometimes lack paid time off; half of respondents get paid vacation days, and a quarter of employees receive paid sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of employees can count on health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.