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Junior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Junior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $50,422 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Junior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary (?
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$34,472 - $71,812
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MEDIAN: $50,422
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Junior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary (?
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$17.75 - $40.18
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,472 - $71,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
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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$34,741 - $75,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $40.18  
   
Overtime
$28.49 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
   
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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$34,741 - $75,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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 9%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%