Medical Writer Salary

A Medical Writer earns an average salary of $72,075 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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$48,511 - $112,156
(Median)
$49K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,075
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$15.72 - $94.15
(Median)
$16
$31
$94
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,511 - $112,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,920  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$46,291 - $122,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 502
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$15.72 - $94.15  
   
Overtime
$23.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$46,291 - $122,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,500

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Experience Affects Medical Writer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Medical Writer Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 29%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Medical writing
up arrow 11%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$73,000

Clinical Research
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Grant Writing
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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