Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $63K per year. The largest fraction of Quintiles Transnational Corp people (33 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $80K annually on average.
Clinical Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $116K per year on average; Senior Clinical Research Associates are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $97K, followed by Research Scientists earning around $81K and Clinical Research Associates making about $65K. Earning only $42K on average, Clinical Trial Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $96K annually) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Raleigh, N.C. (around $89K), Morrisville, N.C. (approximately $88K), and New York, N.Y. ($87K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Overland Park, Kan. — at $55K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Quintiles Transnational Corp pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $88K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $165K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Clinical Research Associates with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $97K per year. Quintiles Transnational Corp compensates B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA)-holders the most at about $90K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Oncology; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $99K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Clinical Research; over a third consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Project Management, Data Analysis, and Cardiology.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all employees participate in a 401(k) program. When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; a little more than half of workers get vacation time, whereas 37 percent get paid sick leave. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all workers, and for a large number of employees, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, optional telecommute / work from home, and gym membership.