The average salary for a Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $98,070 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$69,356 - $118,634
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MEDIAN: $98,069
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$39.45 - $87.72
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MEDIAN: $70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,356 - $118,634  
   
Bonus
$1,438 - $10,656  
Profit Sharing
$6,448  
Total Pay (?
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$71,102 - $131,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 572
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Hourly Rate
$39.45 - $87.72  
   
Overtime
$26.54  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,438 - $10,656  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,448  
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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$71,102 - $131,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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



National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
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Cardiology
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Clinical Research
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Project Management
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National Average
$101,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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