The average salary for a Junior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $58,816 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Clinical Research is associated with high pay for this job.

$42,435 - $81,044
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$42K
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$81K
MEDIAN: $58,816
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$12.58 - $39.73
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,435 - $81,044  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,500  
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$41,292 - $80,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $39.73  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,500  
   
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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$41,292 - $80,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Junior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

Junior clinical research associates (CRAs) are responsible for completing clinical research and administrative tasks for their organization. They are in charge of facilitating documentation for clinical research as well. Junior CRAs monitor clinical tasks for correct functioning and completion, evaluate clinical data, and create reports based on findings. Additionally, junior CRAs interact with subjects, collaborate with other clinical professionals, monitor equipments' functioning, and provide necessary cleaning and maintenance for equipment when not in use. They gather documentation as needed and manage inventory distribution, as well as use a computer for data processing and report creation. Other tasks include researching article content and conducting data extraction and analysis. In all tasks, junior CRAs must follow strict laboratory and federal safety regulations, as well as maintain confidentiality and follow standard operating procedures. They also must report their progress to the clinical research leader in their department.

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Junior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Tasks

  • Educate study personnel about clinical study procedures and plans, ensuring adherence to all protocol.
  • Evaluate, choose, establish, and conclude investigational sites for clinical studies.
  • Work under a CRA to co-monitor clinical trials.
  • Issue reports and suggestions for improvement to senior associates and managers.

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Experience Affects Junior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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