Medical Science Liaison Salary

The average salary for a Medical Science Liaison is $114,318 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$69,924 - $145,278
MEDIAN: $114,317

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$70,993 - $155,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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.


Medical Science Liaison Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
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5-9 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 4%