$99,897
Avg. Salary
$69.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,665

Bonus

$5,005

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $69.76 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $99,897 per year.

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$0$133K
Salary $69,212 - $122,144
Bonus $1,949 - $11,862
Profit Sharing $2,000 - $8,083
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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$69,843 - $133,725
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 861
Hourly Data $0$293
Hourly Rate $27.59 - $88.42
Overtime $10.21 - $294
Annual Data $0$133K
Bonus $1,949 - $11,862
Profit Sharing $2,000 - $8,083
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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$69,843 - $133,725
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 98

Job Description for Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

Senior clinical research associates (CRAs) handle the day-to-day operations of the clinical investigative phase of drug development. They are in charge of laboratory and research duties to reach all the organizational objectives. They need to have strong analytical aptitudes and pay strict attention to detail during all clinical research. They also handle experiment inquiries and take assessment notes on a frequent basis. Most senior clinical research associates are in charge of keeping investigative reports and providing project communications.

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Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Pay By Employer

$0$129K

Quintiles, Inc.
30 profiles
$103,584

$91,345

$96,011

$115,947

Covance, Inc
16 profiles
$116,803

Inventiv Health
12 profiles
$103,955

$111,411

$105,019

$117,916

Inventiv
5 profiles
$109,791

Common Career Paths for Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)


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Senior Clinical Research Associates' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Clinical Trial Manager. Median pay for Clinical Trial Managers is $97K. Many Senior Clinical Research Associates choose to become Clinical Operations Managers and Clinical Project Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $31K less and $16K less, respectively.

Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)


Survey results imply that Senior Clinical Research Associates put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Oncology, Cardiology, and Clinical Research are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Clinical Research indicates knowledge of Project Management and Cardiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

Pay by Experience for a Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 138 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 263 salaries. An experienced Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 262 salaries. A Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 66 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,624

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

For Senior Clinical Research Associates, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 14 percent greater than the national average. Senior Clinical Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+6 percent) and Philadelphia (+5 percent). Senior Clinical Research Associates in New York make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Minneapolis and Pittsburgh earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)?

Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) in Irvine:
Zero work life balance. Very little appreciation for long hours and contribution. Poor Senior Leadership in Transcatheter Heart Valve division. Void of culture...unless toxic behavior is considered a culture.

Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) in Chicago:
"Depends on who you report to."
Pros: The relationship I have with my clinical team and our investigators. The joy and relief of our patients and their families when their children’s cancer is cured/in remission.
Cons: Office politics, favoritism, the silos and alienation of some. Not always being recognized and heard for the ideas, knowledge, talent and experience brought to the table.

Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) in Richmond:
"Bringing integrity to research."
Pros: Pulling together disparate teams to accomplish study goals while primarily protecting subject safety.
Cons: Love to travel, tends to come in bunches. Solo work done remotely with a study team. Challenging to maintain consistent communication.

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Key Stats for Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$104,000

▼4%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
▲5%

▲3%

▲2%


National Average
$104,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 11%