Average Clinical Research Associate CRA Salary in Canada

Annual Base Salary - $67,398.00/year

The average annual salary of Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $67,398.00


The starting salary of Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is between $41,693.00 and $49,050.00 whereas the maximum salary range is between $96,460.00 and $110,929.00.

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Average Hourly Pay - $27.26/hour

The average hourly pay of Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $27.26.


The starting hourly rate is between $15.00 and $17.44 for Clinical Research Associate (CRA) whereas the maximum hourly wage is between $34.88 and $40.00.

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$274.00 - $8,400.00
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  • Currency : CAD
  • Annual Salary : $67,398.00
  • Hourly Pay : $27.26
  • Weekly Pay : $1,211.00
  • Fortnightly Salary : $2,423.00
  • Monthly Salary : $5,249.00

Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary Comparison by Gender


This pie chart demonstrates the gender share for Clinical Research Associate (CRA). As indicated, the golden colour represents the percentage share for women and the green represents the percentage share for men.

As shown in the chart, female employees are involved significantly more as Clinical Research Associate (CRA) compared to male. Their involvement is 77% while of male is only 23%.

Salary Distribution Based on Years of Experience

The line graph shows Clinical Research Associate (CRA) salary in Canada on an annual basis. In this graph specifically, it is indicated that as the years of experience increases, so does their wages.

For Clinical Research Associate (CRA) working less than a year in a company, you notice that their annual salary starts around $58,364.28.

As the years of experience reaches 1 to 4, there is a significant increase of $5,227.56 which would give a total wage of CAD63,591.84.

Once the experience reaches 5-9 years Clinical Research Associate (CRA) salary would increase again to a total of $79,380.31, adding $15,788.47 from the last salary increase.

After reaching the 10-19 year experience in their career, decrease in salary is noted to a total of $75,177.29.

And finally, once the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) gains 20 years of experience or more, their salary would reach $114,377.40.

Prominent Skills Affecting Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary

The bar graph data indicates the importance of specific skills which can have a direct impact on Clinical Research Associate (CRA)'s salary. It clearly highlights the skills needed for a post of Clinical Research Associate (CRA) when hired by an employer.

The most vital skill expected of Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is Good Clinical Practices (GCP) which impacts the most than the rest of the skills indicated with a staggering 38% comparatively. Therefore, one’s salary would greatly depend on their skills in Good Clinical Practices (GCP).

The skill least likely to affect one’s pay would be Data Analysis with 1%. It can be said that Data Analysis skill will unlikely impact the salary.

Compensation Statistics Based on Experience Levels

This combination of a line and the bar graph shows how the experience affects the salary of Clinical Research Associate (CRA). Companies are considering factors like training and education directly affecting the salary offered to you as an employee. The line graph shows the salary increment with the increase in experience whereas the bar graph shows the comparision of how the salary is getting affected based on experience level.

As shown in the trends, lowest earning is $57,962.00 whereas the highest earning is $116,599.00 which clearly shows the salary increases with the level of expertise.

Experienced person will earn the maximum salary of $116,599.00 at 73%. So to summerize, Entry Level earns 14% less than the average salary, Early Career earns 2% less than the average salary, Mid Carrer earns 20% more than the average salary, Late Career earns 13% more than the average salary, Experienced earns 73% more than the average salary.

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