Medical Affairs Director Salary

The average pay for a Medical Affairs Director is $173,288 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$104,541 - $229,399
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MEDIAN: $172,910
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Salary $104,541 - $229,399
Bonus $5,817 - $49,895
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $54,631
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$117,863 - $265,245
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

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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

  • Provide day-to-day leadership to clinical and medical staff.
  • Provide staff and scientific community with excellent educational materials and tools
  • Oversee medical review process and approve promotional material for new products.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Affairs Director

Pay by Experience for a Medical Affairs Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Affairs Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $164,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Affairs Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $204,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Medical Affairs Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $210,000 based on 60 salaries. A Medical Affairs Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $192,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $193,419

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Key Stats for Medical Affairs Director

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Medical Affairs Director Salaries

▲9%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$193,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 3%
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