Average Medical Writer Salary

$72,112
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,935
Bonus
$4,500
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The average salary for a Medical Writer is $72,112.
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$54k
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$72k
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$103k
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What Do Medical Writers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Medical Writer

4.1 out of 5
(54)
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The top respondents for the job title Medical Writer are from the companies Medpace, Inc., Ethos Health Communications and MedErgy. Reported salaries are highest at Medtronic, Inc. where the average pay is $87,237. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ethos Health Communications and MedErgy, earning around $76,379 and $67,332, respectively. Axon Communications pays the lowest at around $54,385. Medpace, Inc. and WebMD, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,315 and $65,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Medical Writers?

Skills in Clinical Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Research Analysis, Editing and Writing Procedures & Documentation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Medical Writers?

An entry-level Medical Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,337 based on 125 salaries. An early career Medical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,254 based on 336 salaries. A mid-career Medical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,729 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Medical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,133 based on 99 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,243.
Employees with Medical Writer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (10.2% more) and New York, New York (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.9% less) and Durham, North Carolina (4.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 667 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.7%
Early Career
50.4%
Mid Career
11.1%
Experienced
14.8%
Late Career
4.9%