The average salary for a Senior Medical Writer is $94,923.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Medical Writer
The top respondents for the job title Senior Medical Writer are from the companies Medtronic, Inc., Allergan, Inc. and Baxter International Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Allergan, Inc. where the average pay is $96,650. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Baxter International Inc, earning around $91,725. Abbott Laboratories pays the lowest at around $80,578. Medtronic, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $90,337.
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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Medical Writers?
Skills in Technical Writing, Clinical Data, Clinical Research, Medical Terminology and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Medical Writers?
An entry-level Senior Medical Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $93,828 based on 9 salaries. An early career Senior Medical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,563 based on 75 salaries. A mid-career Senior Medical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,762 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Senior Medical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,326 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,892.
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Employees with Senior Medical Writer in their job title in Cambridge, Massachusetts earn an average of 24.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (3.5% more) and New York, New York (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (10.5% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.0% less) and Deerfield, Illinois (4.2% less).
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