Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary

The average Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associate can expect to rake in roughly $97K per year. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$65,217 - $112,795
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$97K
$110K
MEDIAN: $96,736
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$17.82 - $84.43
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MEDIAN: $62.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,217 - $112,795  
   
Bonus
$1,033 - $10,348  
Profit Sharing
$4,698  
Total Pay (?
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$64,460 - $120,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$17.82 - $84.43  
   
Overtime
$26.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,033 - $10,348  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,698  
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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$64,460 - $120,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Quintiles, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $108K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $66K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $120K.

The smallest paychecks can be found at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc — the median salary there is $99K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $60K and $120K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,271

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

Though Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates can find somewhat larger paychecks in Houston — just above the national average — location actually has a very small overall effect on compensation in this occupation. Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+4 percent) and San Francisco (+2 percent). Mid-Career Senior Clinical Research Associates in Wilmington make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Los Angeles and 8 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
5-9 years
79%
10-19 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

Cardiology
▲4%

Oncology
▲3%


National Average
$99,000

Project Management
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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