Medical Science Liaison Salary
|Salary||$78,509 - $146,729|
|Bonus||$5,171 - $24,348|
|Total Pay (||$69,020 - $156,509|
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.Read More...
Medical science liaisons are required to have a doctorate, medical degree, or other graduate-level education in nursing or health and life sciences. They also must have relevant experience. Medical science liaisons must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain and develop effective business relationships; they also need to be able to convey technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences. Medical science liaisons generally work full time and spend much of their time traveling and meeting with relevant professionals.
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.
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
Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Medical Science Liaisons in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Medical Science Liaisons can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+21 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Medical Science Liaisons in San Diego make 20 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Francisco and Philadelphia (7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).
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