Average Early-Career Medical Writer Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$70,687
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The average salary for an Early-Career Medical Writer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $70,687.
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$55k
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$71k
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$82k
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MEDIAN $70,687
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$55k - $82k
Total Pay
$51k - $91k

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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

Explore the most common career paths for Medical Writer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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

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

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Writer

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 $70,801 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Medical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,761 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Medical Writer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (26.5% less), Raleigh, North Carolina (8.0% less) and Durham, North Carolina (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 16 survey responses.
Entry Level
68.8%
Experienced
31.3%