Entry-Level Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary

Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates take home an average $59K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. 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). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,260 - $81,164
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,136
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$15.03 - $41.09
(Median)
$15
$21
$41
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,260 - $81,164  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,032  
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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$37,828 - $83,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 877
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $41.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,032  
   
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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$37,828 - $83,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Clinical Research Associate (CRA)


Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, Icon Clinical Research Inc, Quintiles, Inc., Covance, Inc, and Medpace, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates. Although the highest salaries can be found at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc where median pay is $70K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $57K and $77K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Medpace, Inc. — median pay is $52K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $44K and only reaching $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+25 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Philadelphia (+13 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in New York and Cincinnati earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 12 percent.

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

Oncology
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Regulatory Compliance
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Clinical Research
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National Average
$58,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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