The average pay for a Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $87,288 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Cardiology and Oncology.
Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Total Pay (?
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$61,216 - $106,449
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MEDIAN: $87,287
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Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Total Pay (?
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$21.24 - $88.04
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MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,216 - $106,449  
   
Bonus
$0.45 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
Total Pay (?
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$62,029 - $118,450  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,082
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$21.24 - $88.04  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $103.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.45 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$62,029 - $118,450  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,082
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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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$91,000

Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

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$91,000
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Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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