Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Science Writer make in New York City, NY Area?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$88,931 / yrTotal Pay
$66,954 / yrBase Pay
$21,977 / yrAdditional Pay

$88,931

 / yr
$44K$286K
Most Likely Range
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The estimated total pay for a Science Writer is $88,931 per year in the New York City, NY Area area, with an average salary of $66,954 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,977 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Rockefeller University
4.3

Rockefeller University

Science Writer

$95,801

 /yr
Range: $95K - $97K
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$95K

$97K

$94,947 - $97,401 Range

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
4.0

$80,543

 /yr
Range: $62K - $81K

$62K

$81K

$62,400 - $80,938 Range

NYU (New York University)
4.4

$53K

$58K

$52,631 - $57,863 Range

Weill Cornell Medical College
3.9

$65K

$70K

$64,732 - $70,135 Range

Brown University
4.4

Brown University

Science Writer - Monthly

$3K

$3K

$3,223 - $3,459 Range

American Museum of Natural History
3.6

$57K

$63K

$57,139 - $62,866 Range

Nuna
3.8

Nuna

Science Writer - Hourly
About 

$16 -$18

 hourly

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

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BrainPOP
4.0

BrainPOP

Science Writer

$72K

$79K

$72,398 - $78,941 Range

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
3.8

$61K

$66K

$60,816 - $66,449 Range

The Dana Foundation
3.3

The Dana Foundation

Science Writer
About 

$40K -$43K

$40K

$43K

$40,263 - $43,219 Range

Academic Times

Science Writer
About 

$87K -$93K

$87K

$93K

$87,462 - $93,468 Range

SCIEX
3.8

SCIEX

Medical Science Writer/Editor

$77K

$83K

$76,836 - $83,451 Range

StudySmarter
4.8

StudySmarter

Medical Science Writer/Editor - Hourly

$24

$26

$24 - $26 Range

CUNY (City University of New York)
3.9

CUNY (City University of New York)

Science Writer and Editor - Hourly Contractor

$44

$48

$44 - $48 Range

Wall Street Journal
3.6

Wall Street Journal

Science Writer and Editor

$139K

$151K

$138,720 - $151,321 Range

Nachman & Associates P.C.
4.5

Nachman & Associates P.C.

Technical/Science Writer
About 

$55K -$59K

$55K

$59K

$54,548 - $59,139 Range

2.0

Seed Media Group

Technical Science Writer - Science Journalist
About 

$44K -$49K

$44K

$49K

$44,459 - $48,792 Range

5.0

Tremr

Science and Technology Writer - Hourly
About 

$34 -$36

 hourly

$34

$36

$34 - $36 Range

Joule Staffing Solutions
2.7

Joule Staffing Solutions

Professional Health/Science Writer - Hourly
About 

$81 -$90

 hourly

$81

$90

$81 - $90 Range

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$81,000

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13 days ago by a Medical Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$25

/hrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$14,400/hr

14 days ago by a Medical Science Writer/Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$71,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

21 days ago by a Medical Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$65

/hrAvg Base Salary

26 days ago by a Medical Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$80

/hrAvg Base Salary

27 days ago by a Medical Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

28 days ago by a Medical Editor with 4 to 6 years of experience

$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

32 days ago by a Medical Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

40 days ago by a Medical Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$2,000/yr

41 days ago by a Medical Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Science Writer salaries

The average salary for a Science Writer is $68,966 per year in New York City, NY Area. Salaries estimates are based on 10 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Science Writer employees in New York City, NY Area.

The highest salary for a Science Writer in New York City, NY Area is $96,422 per year.

The lowest salary for a Science Writer in New York City, NY Area is $49,328 per year.

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