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Average Entry-Level Medical Science Liaison Salary

$120,708
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$16,698
Bonus
$8,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Medical Science Liaison is $120,708.
10%
$82k
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$121k
90%
$149k
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$82k - $149k
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$0 - $9k
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$83k - $166k
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What Do Medical Science Liaisons Do?

Medical Science Liaison Tasks
  • Apply scientific knowledge and experience to organize the collection and analysis of clinical data.
  • Analyze, interpret, and clarify product results for scientific and medical publications and conferences.
  • Provide timely and relevant updates, scientific support and responses to scientific or medical inquires related to products.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining clinical/scientific relationships with key opinion leaders, researchers, coordinators, laboratory managers, and other members of the scientific community.

Career Paths

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Medical Science Liaison
Medical Affairs Director
More common (> 20%)
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Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Medical Science Liaisons?

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Presentations and Clinical Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership and Leadership.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Medical Science Liaisons?

An early career Medical Science Liaison with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $133,512 based on 244 salaries. A mid-career Medical Science Liaison with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,519 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Medical Science Liaison with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $153,488 based on 85 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $153,144.
Employees with Medical Science Liaison in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (8.4% more) and New York, New York (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (1.0% less) and Houston, Texas (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 439 survey responses.
Early Career
55.6%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
4.6%