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 $62,951 as of July 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $55,419 and $69,912. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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 2022 View full job description

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