Medical Science Liaison Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Science Liaison is $111,733 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Medical Science Liaison Total Pay (?
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$68,034 - $142,005
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$68,034 - $142,005  
   
Bonus
$2,013 - $24,388  
Profit Sharing
$7,370 - $16,278  
Total Pay (?
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$68,893 - $159,675  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Job Description for Medical Science Liaison
  • 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
New York
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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National Average
$121,000
Chicago
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Experience Affects Medical Science Liaison Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$121,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Medical Science Liaison Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 5%
National Average
$121,000
Presentations
up arrow 17%
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Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 2%
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