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How much does a Clinical Research Associate make in the United States?

Average base salary
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5.5k salaries reported, updated at Oct 17, 2020
$95,762
per year

The average salary for a clinical research associate is $95,762 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Stock options
  • 403(b)
  • Work from home
  • Health insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
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+79.72%
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Clinical Development
+81.60%
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Clinical Research
+43.52%
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Clinical Trials
+39.62%
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Most common benefits for Clinical Research Associates

  • Stock options
  • 403(b)
  • Work from home
  • Health insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Flexible spending account
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 112 ratings

58% of Clinical research associates in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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