Average Medical Writer with Technical Writing Skills Salary

$71,206
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$5,139
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The average salary for a Medical Writer with Technical Writing skills is $71,206.
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Salary
$53k - $100k
Bonus
$509 - $18k
Total Pay
$53k - $153k

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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 how common a path is.
Medical 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 Research Analysis, Clinical Research and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing and Writing Procedures & Documentation.

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 $69,303 based on 40 salaries. An early career Medical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,921 based on 52 salaries. A mid-career Medical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Medical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,478 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,500.
Employees with Medical Writer in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 3.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Yardley, Pennsylvania (2.6% more) and New York, New York (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 134 survey responses.
Entry Level
29.9%
Early Career
38.8%
Mid Career
14.9%
Experienced
13.4%
Late Career
3.0%