Average Medical Affairs Director Salary

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The average salary for a Medical Affairs Director is $175,406.
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$104k - $234k
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$2k - $41k
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$117k - $274k

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Job Description for Medical Affairs Director

Medical Affairs Director Tasks
  • Provide day-to-day leadership to clinical and medical staff.
  • Provide staff and scientific community with excellent educational materials and tools.
  • Oversee medical review process and approve promotional material for new products.
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with thought leaders and external experts, working toward common scientific objectives.
  • Work with medical affairs and other departments to align medical affairs goals with other teams and efforts.

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Medical Affairs Director
Medical Services Manager
Executive Director
Medical Director, Industrial
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Popular Skills for Medical Affairs Director

Skills in Clinical Research, Team Leadership, Strategy, Strategic Planning and Oncology are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Affairs Director

An entry-level Medical Affairs Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $152,563 based on 9 salaries. An early career Medical Affairs Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $158,832 based on 37 salaries. A mid-career Medical Affairs Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $177,672 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Medical Affairs Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $183,299 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $169,477.
Employees with Medical Affairs Director in their job title in St. Louis, Missouri earn an average of 14.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (7.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (5.6% more).

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