Average Early-Career Medical Writer Salary

$74,631
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$57k
MEDIAN
$75k
90%
$95k

The average salary for a Medical Writer is $74,631

Base Salary
$57k - $95k
Bonus
$986 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $4k
Total Pay
$56k - $105k
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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.
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Gender Breakdown

Female
81.6%
Male
16.9%
Prefer to self-define
1.5%
This data is based on 136 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

88%

Dental

79%

Vision

73%

None

12%