Medical Affairs Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Affairs Director is $169,421 per year. A skill in Clinical Research is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Medical Affairs Director Salary (?
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$96,481 - $242,613
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$96,481 - $242,613  
   
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$5,203 - $56,983  
Profit Sharing
$9,753 - $50,335  
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$96,958 - $294,492  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Affairs Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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San Diego
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Chicago
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Princeton
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Boston
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National Average
$190,000
Philadelphia
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New York
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Experience Affects Medical Affairs Director Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$190,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 1%
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