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Medical Science Liaison Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Science Liaison is $111,219 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is associated with high pay for this job.
Medical Science Liaison Salary (?
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$69,142 - $144,151
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National Salary Data

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$69,142 - $144,151  
   
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$2,027 - $24,338  
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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$70,601 - $160,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Science Liaison

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Dallas
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Boston
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New York
0%
Houston
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National Average
$120,000
Chicago
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Seattle
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Experience Affects Medical Science Liaison Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$120,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Medical Science Liaison Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 30%
Team Leadership
up arrow 8%
National Average
$120,000
Presentations
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 2%