Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary

Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($98K) annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Female Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,021 - $116,361
$62K
$98K
$120K
MEDIAN: $97,644
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$17.82 - $86.70
$18
$63
$87
MEDIAN: $62.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,021 - $116,361  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $10,720  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$61,974 - $123,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$17.82 - $86.70  
   
Overtime
$26.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,532 - $10,720  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$61,974 - $123,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Quintiles, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($108K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $66K to $120K.

Offering a median of only $92K, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $59K on the lower end and $117K on the higher end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $100,464

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates, 6 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+3 percent) and Seattle (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Wilmington Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. New York and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 20 percent less than the median.

Key Stats for Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

Cardiology
▲3%

Oncology
▲2%


National Average
$100,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%
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