Medical Writer Salary

A Medical Writer earns an average salary of $72,489 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, and Medical writing.
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$49,394 - $112,899
(Median)
$49K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,488
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$15.49 - $90.62
(Median)
$15
$30
$91
MEDIAN: $29.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,394 - $112,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,434  
Profit Sharing
$4.30 - $5,896  
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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$48,187 - $123,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $90.62  
   
Overtime
$22.11 - $25.50  
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,434  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.30 - $5,896  
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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$48,187 - $123,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Writer

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

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Experience Affects Medical Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Medical Writer Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 26%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Medical writing
up arrow 10%

Editing
up arrow 5%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$73,000

Clinical Research
up arrow 4%

Grant Writing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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