Entry-Level Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates come in at around $59K annually on average. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates. Most Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates survey respondents are women (75 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,337 - $81,640

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$15.05 - $41.61

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,337 - $81,640  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,075  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,600  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,147 - $83,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 880
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $41.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,075  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,600  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,147 - $83,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Clinical Research Associate (CRA)


Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, Covance, Inc, Icon Clinical Research Inc, Quintiles, Inc., and Medpace, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates. The biggest paychecks can be found at Covance, Inc — the median salary there is $70K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $44K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $88K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+24 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). In Austin, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati (13 percent lower) and New York (12 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

Oncology
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Clinical Research
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National Average
$59,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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