Entry-Level Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary

The average Entry-Level Clinical Research Associate earns approximately $59K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates survey respondents are women (75 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,261 - $81,194
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,171
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$15.12 - $41.09
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$21
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,261 - $81,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,022  
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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$38,088 - $83,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 877
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.12 - $41.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,022  
   
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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$38,088 - $83,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc offers the highest salaries (median pay is $70K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $57K to $77K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Clinical Research Associates that is 25 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Workers in New York and Cincinnati earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less).

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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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Project Management
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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 126 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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