Travel Expenses for CRA

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Star in Toronto, Ontario

69 months ago

Hello Everyone,

Starting another discussion. I am really interested to know what other CRA's out there are allowed to spend on food, hotel, etc on their monitoring visits. I've got $50 a day on meals and the rest is booked by internal travel agent. I find it really hard in some cities to survive on this! Would love to hear your tales! Thanks :-)

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QBee in Newark, California

69 months ago

I am a CRA for a small biotech and we do not have any limits for meals, although, if I spent $200 for dinner, my boss might ask me what the heck I had?! In general, the "standard" industry rates are $25 for breakfast, $50 for lunch and $75 for dinner. I usually spend a lot less and considering I skip lunch almost regularly, I never go over that budget.

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Star in Toronto, Ontario

69 months ago

Hey QBee,

Thanks for your input! Do you travel mostly in CA? I have heard the cost of living is much higher in CA, but that salaries and expense accounts are higher to too.

Thanks!
Star

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rwf in San Mateo, California

68 months ago

QBee in Newark, California said: I am a CRA for a small biotech and we do not have any limits for meals, although, if I spent $200 for dinner, my boss might ask me what the heck I had?! In general, the "standard" industry rates are $25 for breakfast, $50 for lunch and $75 for dinner. I usually spend a lot less and considering I skip lunch almost regularly, I never go over that budget.

I've never heard of $150.00 per day allowance for meals, let alone an unlimited travel budget (unless you're the president of the company). $50.00 to $75.00 per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is much more common throughout the industry. Your situation is truly unique if you don't own the company.

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Ant in Stuart, Florida

39 months ago

I would like to read the travel police for CRA.

Someone have this police.

Thanks

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Tammy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

39 months ago

I've worked in two systems:
1. Where they give you a set amount up front and you can spend that $ however you want. Typically, they will give you $50 a day. If you pick hotels with free breakfast you can pocket a little extra every travel day.
2. Where you are allowed to charge up to a certain amount every day on the corporate card. They will allow you to spend up to $70 a day, but if you don't use it, you lose it.

Ant, I guarantee no one will violate copyright and share proprietary travel policies.

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