The average salary for an Entry-Level Medical Writer is $66,983.
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Job Description for Medical Writer
A medical writer usually works at a pharmaceutical company, health services provider, medical equipment company, or a related organization. They write manuals, training materials, or educational papers and positions related to their organization’s specific field. Depending on their employer's needs, the medical writer may write for both medical professionals and potential patients/healthcare recipients. As such, it is important for the writer to be versatile and understand the various intended…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Writer
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Popular Skills for Medical Writer
Skills in Research Analysis and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing, Clinical Research and Writing Procedures & Documentation.
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 $70,372 based on 390 salaries. A mid-career Medical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,069 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Medical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,680 based on 121 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,044.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Medical Writer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.1% more) and Yardley, Pennsylvania (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (12.9% less), Canton, Michigan (10.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.2% less).
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