Average Medical Writer Salary in San Diego, California

$74,165
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$5,000
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The average salary for a Medical Writer in San Diego, California is $74,165.
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$55k
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$74k
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$89k
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MEDIAN $74,165
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Salary
$55k - $89k
Bonus
$3k - $8k
Total Pay
$53k - $146k

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Job Description for Medical Writer

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.

Career Paths

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Medical Writer
Senior Medical Writer
Technical Writer
Medical Science Liaison
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Medical Writer

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Writer

An early career Medical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,000 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Medical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,297 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Medical Writer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 15.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (4.1% more) and New York, New York (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (23.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.0% less) and Princeton, New Jersey (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12 survey responses.
Early Career
50.0%
Mid Career
50.0%