A Medical Writer earns an average salary of $70,998 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, Technical Writing, and Medical writing.
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$48,416 - $111,533
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$48K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,997
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$17.09 - $98.38
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$17
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$98
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,416 - $111,533  
   
Bonus
$998 - $17,362  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,920 - $129,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$17.09 - $98.38  
   
Overtime
$86.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$998 - $17,362  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$46,920 - $129,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,490

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Experience Affects Medical Writer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Medical Writer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 39%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 34%


Medical writing
up arrow 11%

Clinical Research
up arrow 2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Grant Writing
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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