Medical Science Liaison Salary

Generous salaries abound for Medical Science Liaisons in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($113K) per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. More than half of Medical Science Liaisons (66 percent) survey participants are women. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Medical Science Liaisons is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$67,811 - $146,834
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $112,594
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$0$155K
Salary $67,811 - $146,834
Bonus $4,955 - $22,468
Profit Sharing $12,500
Total Pay (?
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$55,752 - $155,713
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 210
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $15.00
Overtime $30.75
Annual Data $0$155K
Bonus $4,955 - $22,468
Profit Sharing $12,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,752 - $155,713
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Medical Science Liaison

Medical science liaisons are clinical research professionals who are responsible for interpreting logical and therapeutic data and building connections between individuals and organizations, such as industry officials and medical professionals. They work in healthcare and are often employed at managed care, biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies. Medical science liaisons present data from clients to healthcare organizations and professionals, which may include hospitals, pharmacists, and general practitioners. They identify and present research opportunities when available to support clients' products and customers. Additionally, medical science liaisons help develop protocol and administer proposals when necessary, as well as train sales personnel, providing them with up-to-date knowledge of products and its uses.

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Medical Science Liaison Tasks

  • Apply scientific knowledge and experience to organize the collection and analysis of clinical data.
  • Analyze, interpret, and clarify product results for scientific and medical publications and conferences.
  • Provide timely and relevant updates, scientific support and responses to scientific or medical inquires related to products.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining clinical/scientific relationships with key opinion leaders, researchers, coordinators, laboratory managers, and other members of the scientific community.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Science Liaison

Pay by Experience for a Medical Science Liaison has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Science Liaison with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 137 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Science Liaison with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Medical Science Liaison which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 40 salaries. A Medical Science Liaison with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,409

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Medical Science Liaisons, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Medical Science Liaisons can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+25 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Medical Science Liaison

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Medical Science Liaison Salaries

▲20%

▲18%

Late-Career
▲15%

National Average
$115,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Medical Science Liaison Salaries

▲16%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲16%

Presentations
▲13%



National Average
$115,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 3%
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