Medical Writer Salary

A Medical Writer earns an average salary of $71,336 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Technical Writing.
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$49,068 - $107,653
$49K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,359
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50%
90%

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$20.03 - $111.98
$20
$46
$110
MEDIAN: $45.78
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$0$131K
Salary $49,068 - $107,653
Bonus $1,005 - $18,865
Profit Sharing $2,534 - $24,658
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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$48,984 - $131,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 378
Hourly Data $0$142
Hourly Rate $20.03 - $111.98
Overtime $90.00
Annual Data $0$131K
Bonus $1,005 - $18,865
Profit Sharing $2,534 - $24,658
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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$48,984 - $131,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

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Job Description for Medical Writer

A medical writer usually works at a pharmaceutical company, health services provider, medical equipment company, or a related organization. They write manuals, training materials, or educational papers and positions related to their organization’s specific field.

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Medical Writer Tasks

  • Research, write and edit clinical documents like protocols, research papers, analysis plans and consent forms.
  • Collaborate with experts and stakeholders to write appropriately.
  • Explain revisions, gaps and project goals, including time line revisions.
  • Review, synthesize, interpret and summarize data and research papers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Medical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 305 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Medical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 86 salaries. A Medical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,467

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Key Stats for Medical Writer

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Medical Writer Salaries

▲86%

▲32%

▲14%

National Average
$73,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Medical Writer Salaries

Project Management
▲67%

Regulatory Compliance
▲32%


Medical writing
▲10%



Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼0%

National Average
$73,000

▼2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼3%

Grant Writing
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%
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