Clinical Research Associate I Salary in the United States

How much does a Clinical Research Associate I make in the United States? The average Clinical Research Associate I salary in the United States is $59,335 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $52,467 and $66,593. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Clinical Research Associate I participates in the design, administration and monitoring of clinical trials. Analyzes and evaluates clinical data gathered during research. Being a Clinical Research Associate I ensures compliance with protocol and overall clinical objectives. Knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements is required. Additionally, Clinical Research Associate I may require ACRP or SOCRA Clinical Research Professional exam completion. Requires a bachelor's degree in Science or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Clinical Research Associate I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Clinical Research Associate I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Clinical Research Associate I

    0 - 2 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Clinical Research Associate II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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