Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Medical Writer is $70,377
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Medical Writers?
An early career Medical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,611 based on 332 salaries. A mid-career Medical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,021 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Medical Writer …Read more
What Do Medical Writers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.