A Medical Science Liaison earns an average salary of $115,249 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Leadership.
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$79,189 - $146,526
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$79,189 - $146,526  
   
Bonus
$5,872 - $24,194  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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$70,733 - $156,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 215

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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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Key Stats for Medical Science Liaison

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Medical Science Liaison Salaries



Late-Career
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National Average
$120,000


Skills That Affect Medical Science Liaison Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Presentations
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National Average
$120,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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