Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $63K per year. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $82K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $104K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Biostatisticians — their earnings average $118K annually. Senior Clinical Research Associates are a close second at approximately $114K along with Clinical Trial Managers ($110K) and Clinical Operations Managers (approximately $105K). On the lower end are Proposal Analysts at $56K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K per year) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Philadelphia, Pa. (around $85K), Overland Park, Kan. (about $82K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($67K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Charlottesville, Va.; in fact, at $46K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays PRA International the most — about $90K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $128K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified Clinical Research Associates with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $103K annually. PRA International workers who hold a Master of Science (MS) are also well compensated, earning $103K on average.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $120K per year. Folks here also tend to know Clinical Research; on the survey, around two in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Oncology, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and a large number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. PRA International also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, optional telecommute / work from home, and 401(a).