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

The average salary for a Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $89,511 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary (?
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$62,747 - $109,459
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MEDIAN: $89,510
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Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary (?
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$23.31 - $90.60
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$62,747 - $109,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,193  
Profit Sharing
$62.50 - $7,500  
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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$64,440 - $122,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 896
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$23.31 - $90.60  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $110.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,193  
   
Profit Sharing
$62.50 - $7,500  
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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$64,440 - $122,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

Senior clinical research associates (CRAs) handle the day-to-day operations of the clinical investigative phase of drug development. They are in charge of laboratory and research duties to reach all the organizational objectives. They need to have strong analytical aptitudes and pay strict attention to detail during all clinical research. They also handle experiment inquiries and take assessment notes on a frequent basis. Most senior clinical research associates are in charge of keeping investigative reports and providing project communications.
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Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Tasks
  • Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites.
  • Evaluate effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites, and microorganisms at various levels.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Prepare and analyze organ, tissue and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms, or to study cell structure.

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Experience Affects Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

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$93,000

Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

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$93,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%