How much does a Clinical Research Associate I make?

Updated May 5, 2021

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$64,867 /yr
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186 salaries

$49K

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$65K

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$87K

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The national average salary for a Clinical Research Associate I is $64,867 in United States. Filter by location to see Clinical Research Associate I salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 186 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Clinical Research Associate I employees.

Seniority Levels

L1
Clinical Research Associate I$64,867 /yr
L2
Clinical Research Associate$84,213 /yr
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IQVIA
3.8

IQVIA

Clinical Research Associate I

$80,219

 /yr
Range: $36K - $162K
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$36K

$162K

$36,000 - $162,227 Range

Medpace
3.1

Medpace

Clinical Research Associate I

$66,048

 /yr
Range: $46K - $92K

$46K

$92K

$45,542 - $92,210 Range

Parexel
3.6

Parexel

Clinical Research Associate I

$86,169

 /yr
Range: $50K - $118K

$50K

$118K

$50,363 - $118,302 Range

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
4.6

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Clinical Research Associate I

$71,123

 /yr
Range: $53K - $97K

$53K

$97K

$52,693 - $96,526 Range

Duke Clinical Research Institute
2.7

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Clinical Research Associate I

$64,341

 /yr
Range: $60K - $86K

$60K

$86K

$59,913 - $86,053 Range

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
3.9

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clinical Research Associate I

$68,000

 /yr
Range: $46K - $82K

$46K

$82K

$46,376 - $82,438 Range

BioMarin Pharmaceutical
4

BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Clinical Research Associate I

$93,870

 /yr
Range: $67K - $133K

$67K

$133K

$66,840 - $133,425 Range

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FHI 360
4

FHI 360

Clinical Research Associate I

$103,137

 /yr
Range: $66K - $129K

$66K

$129K

$66,343 - $129,309 Range

Kendle

Clinical Research Associate I

$64,690

 /yr
Range: $54K - $66K

$54K

$66K

$54,394 - $66,481 Range

Supernus Pharmaceuticals
3.1

Supernus Pharmaceuticals

Clinical Research Associate I
About 

$48K -$98K

$48K

$98K

$48,162 - $98,262 Range

MDS Pharma
3.2

MDS Pharma

Clinical Research Associate I
About 

$67K -$77K

$67K

$77K

$67,349 - $76,871 Range

Children's Minnesota
3.8

Children's Minnesota

Clinical Research Associate I - Hourly
About 

$22 -$31

 hourly

$22

$31

$22 - $31 Range

Samumed
3.5

Samumed

Clinical Research Associate I
About 

$48K -$66K

$48K

$66K

$48,375 - $65,792 Range

NanoString
4

NanoString

Clinical Research Associate I
About 

$65K -$86K

$65K

$86K

$64,657 - $86,208 Range

Pharmacyclics
3.5

Pharmacyclics

Clinical Research Associate I
About 

$114K -$154K

$114K

$154K

$114,100 - $153,624 Range

Guardant Health
4

Guardant Health

Clinical Research Associate I
About 

$81K -$90K

$81K

$90K

$80,859 - $89,994 Range

Amarex
3.6

Amarex

Clinical Research Associate I
About 

$68K -$74K

$68K

$74K

$67,892 - $73,567 Range

Medline Industries
3.8

Medline Industries

Clinical Research Associate I
About 

$54K -$58K

$54K

$58K

$53,924 - $57,892 Range

Michigan Medicine
4

Michigan Medicine

Clinical Research Associate I - Hourly
About 

$17 -$19

 hourly

$17

$19

$17 - $19 Range

United Therapeutics
3.9

United Therapeutics

Clinical Research Associate I
About 

$72K -$79K

$72K

$79K

$72,280 - $78,794 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Clinical Research Associate I salaries

The average salary for a Clinical Research Associate I is $64,867 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 186 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Clinical Research Associate I employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Clinical Research Associate I in United States is $86,613 per year.

The lowest salary for a Clinical Research Associate I in United States is $48,581 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent clinical research associate i salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$85,000
per year
A Clinical Research Associate I in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$24
hourly
A Clinical Research Coordinator I in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $24 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$39,125
per year
A Clinical Research Coordinator I in the Worcester, MA Area area reported making $39,125 per year
Job Highlights
Worcester, MA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$38,000
per year
A Clinical Research Coordinator I in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $38,000 per year
Additional Pay
$760 cash bonus
Job Highlights
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$42,500
per year
A Clinical Research Coordinator I in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $42,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$73,000
per year
A Clinical Research Associate I in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $73,000 per year
Additional Pay
$4k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$47,000
per year
A Clinical Research Specialist I in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $47,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$56,000
per year
A Clinical Research Associate I in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $56,000 per year
Additional Pay
$6k cash bonus
Job Highlights
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Clinical Research Coordinator I in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$87,400
per year
A CRA I in the Cincinnati, OH Area area reported making $87,400 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Cincinnati, OH Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
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