Average Salary for Parexel Employees

The median salary at Parexel is $68K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Parexel fluctuate depending on your job title; how long you've been working and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Parexel Median Salary by Job


Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
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Clinical Research Monitor
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SAS Programmer
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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
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United States of America 


Pharmaceutical industry

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Earning around $109K per year on average, Senior Clinical Research Associates receive the most money, followed by SAS Programmers ($82K), Clinical Research Associates ($66K), and Clinical Research Monitors (about $51K).

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $75K annually. The largest fraction of Parexel people (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $66K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Billerica, Mass. (around $70K), Raleigh, N.C. ($63K), and San Diego, Calif. (about $43K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Parexel employees make the most in California, earning approximately $85K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Nurses, who make $110K annually. Earning a Certified Clinical Research Associate certification garners significant financial rewards of about $91K per year on average. Parexel provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — these employees rake in $80K annually.


Employees who count Regulatory Compliance among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $98K per year. Clinical Research is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; over a third of Parexel's people use it regularly. Key skills also include Project Management, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Parexel can sometimes lack paid time off; a quarter of workers get paid vacation days, and an eighth of respondents receive paid sick leave. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of survey participants, and for a large number of workers, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for Parexel


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27 %
$53,719 - $105,142
$56,463 - $90,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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