Entry-Level Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary

Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates can expect wages of $60K annually on average. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,203 - $81,851
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,640
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$15.12 - $40.43
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$15
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,203 - $81,851  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,024  
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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$39,204 - $83,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,016
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.12 - $40.43  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $48.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,024  
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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$39,204 - $83,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Research Associate (CRA)


Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates flock to Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, Medpace, Inc., Covance, Inc, Quintiles, Inc., and Icon Clinical Research Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Covance, Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($69K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $44K to $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,243

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Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+23 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Atlanta (+3 percent), and Raleigh (+2 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati and New York (12 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

Oncology
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Clinical Research
0%

National Average
$59,000

Regulatory Compliance
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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