Clinical Research Associate Salary in the US

$67,560
per year
per month
$5,630
per month
per year
Bonus
$3,600/year
Bonus
$300/month

Clinical Research Associate - Average Salary

The average salary for a Clinical Research Associate is $67,560 per year ($5,630 per month), which is $14,070 (+26%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Clinical Research Associate can expect an average starting salary of $45,680. The highest salaries can exceed $104,590.
$45,680
Low
$67,560
Average salary
$104,590
High
$3,810
Low
$5,630
Average salary
$8,720
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$57,600
$115,290
Salary$45,680 - 104,590
Bonus$0 - 10,700
Total Pay$45,680 - 115,290
$0
$4,810
$9,610
Salary$3,810 - 8,720
Bonus$0 - 890
Total Pay$3,810 - 9,610

Clinical Research Associate Salary Range

Low
$45,680
Average salary
$67,560
Senior
$83,280
High
$104,590
Low
$3,810
Average salary
$5,630
Senior
$6,940
High
$8,720
Among Clinical Research Associates in the U.S., Entry Level Clinical Research Associates tend to have the lowest salaries, while Certified Clinical Research Associates and Senior Clinical Research Associates enjoy the highest salaries.

Clinical Research Associate - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Clinical Research Associate$82K/year
+22% 
Certified Clinical Research Associate$78K/year
+15% 
Entry Level Clinical Research Associate$51K/year
 -24%

Clinical Research Associate - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Clinical Research Associate with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $51,480 per year. A mid level Clinical Research Associate with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $65,720, while a Senior Clinical Research Associate with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $82,660. Clinical Research Associates with more than 20 years of experience earn $89,730 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Clinical Research Associate

Late Career▲ +33%
Senior▲ +22%
Average Salary$67,560/year
Mid Level▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -24%

Gender Breakdown

Female
78%
Male
22%

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Clinical Research Associate - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Clinical Research Associate jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Clinical Research Associate

How much does a Clinical Research Associate make in the US?
A Clinical Research Associate in the US earns an average of $67,560 gross per year, which is about $5,630 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Clinical Research Associate updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Clinical Research Associate in the US?
The starting salary of a Clinical Research Associate in the US is around $45,680 gross per year. Entry Level Clinical Research Associates usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Clinical Research Associate in the US?
The highest salary of a Clinical Research Associate in the US can reach and exceed $104,590 gross per year. Certified Clinical Research Associates and Senior Clinical Research Associates usually have the highest salaries.
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