The average pay for a Medical Affairs Director is $176,129 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$101,186 - $250,077
MEDIAN: $176,128

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$101,186 - $250,077  
$5,000 - $61,576  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $37,615  
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$103,811 - $301,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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Job Description for Medical Affairs Director

Medical affairs directors work with a wide range of departments to execute medical affairs strategies within their organization. Common daily tasks in this position include coordinating and communicating efforts among divisions, working with stakeholders to ensure goals are met, creating specific objectives and strategies to achieve those goals, and overseeing budget details. This position also includes include working with scientists and medical researchers to find new products and/or treatments, attending meetings to stay up to date on company and team progress, and providing information to various external sources on relevant projects. Medical affairs directors develop strategies based on research and analysis of past performance, so strong analytical and problem-solving skills are important.


Medical Affairs Director Tasks

  • Maintain and nurture relationships with thought leaders and external experts, working toward common scientific objectives.
  • Work with medical affairs and other departments to align medical affairs goals with other teams and efforts.
  • Oversee medical review process and approve promotional material for new products.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership to clinical and medical staff.
  • Provide staff and scientific community with excellent educational materials and tools

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Experience Affects Medical Affairs Director Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


63 %
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 99%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 1%