Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Clinical Research Associate make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$84,344 / yrTotal Pay
$64,074 / yrBase Pay
$20,270 / yrAdditional Pay

$84,344

 / yr
$8K$1M
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Clinical Research Associate is $84,344 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $64,074 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $20,270 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Clinical Research Associate salary is $64,074. Salaries can range from $7,523 - $1,393,388. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Clinical Research Associate in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $84,344.

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What are some related job titles for Clinical Research Associate?

Some related job titles are Clinical/Medical Research Associate Salaries with median pay of $79,294, Clinical Research Associate I Salaries with median pay of $85,983, Clinical Research Associate/Project Manager Salaries with median pay of $84,267, CRA Salaries with median pay of $92,281.

What are total pay estimates for a Clinical Research Associate at different companies?

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Parexel
3.8
Clinical Research Associate

1,682 salaries

3,865 open jobs

$95,944

 / yr
Medpace
3.3
Clinical Research Associate

207 salaries

1,098 open jobs

$86,842

 / yr
IQVIA
3.9
Clinical Research Associate

141 salaries

4,163 open jobs

$89,561

 / yr
Labcorp
3.8
Clinical Research Associate

137 salaries

6,785 open jobs

$86,417

 / yr
ICON
3.8
Clinical Research Associate

91 salaries

1,082 open jobs

$81,982

 / yr
PRA Health Sciences
4.0
Clinical Research Associate

79 salaries

526 open jobs

$87,911

 / yr
PPD
4.0
Clinical Research Associate

62 salaries

893 open jobs

$89,000

 / yr

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Syneos Health
3.8
Clinical Research Associate

53 salaries

1,481 open jobs

$86,889

 / yr
Northwestern University
4.2
Clinical Research Associate

52 salaries

786 open jobs

$68,398

 / yr
Aerotek
3.5
Clinical Research Associate

52 salaries

11,034 open jobs

$73,453

 / yr
IQVIA
3.9
Clinical Research Associate I

49 salaries

4,163 open jobs

$85,441

 / yr
Medpace
3.3
Clinical Research Associate I

36 salaries

1,098 open jobs

$77,737

 / yr
Abbott
3.9
Clinical Research Associate

36 salaries

3,832 open jobs

$94,858

 / yr
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
4.0
Clinical Research Associate

36 salaries

422 open jobs

$71,628

 / yr
The Veritas Healthcare Solutions
3.6
Clinical Research Associate

31 salaries

$74,447

 / yr
Massachusetts General Hospital
4.0
Clinical Research Associate

29 salaries

1,570 open jobs

$76,706

 / yr
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
4.6
Clinical Research Associate

26 salaries

305 open jobs

$73,634

 / yr
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
4.1
Clinical Research Associate

23 salaries

1,044 open jobs

$74,032

 / yr
University of South Florida
4.1
Clinical Research Associate

21 salaries

400 open jobs

$69,023

 / yr
Integrated Resources
3.3
Clinical Research Associate

21 salaries

33 open jobs

$6,529

 / mo
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Recent clinical research associate Salaries

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Location

Total Pay

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Clinical Research Coordinator-Associate

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$45,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Study Coordinator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Study Coordinator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$26

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Clinical Trials Associate

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Research Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$82,500

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Clinical Research Associate

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$58,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Science Lab Coordinator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Clinical Research Coordinator

United States of America

 | <1 year

$29

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Clinical Research Coordinator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$57,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Clinical Research Associate pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Clinical Research Associate is $64,074 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Clinical Research Associate salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4405 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Clinical Research Associate employees.

The highest salary for a Clinical Research Associate in United States is $1,299,219 per year.

The lowest salary for a Clinical Research Associate in United States is $3,160 per year.

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