Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Scientific Writer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$112,398 / yrTotal Pay
$62,937 / yrBase Pay
$49,461 / yrAdditional Pay

$112,398

 / yr
$47K$466K
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The estimated total pay for a Scientific Writer is $112,398 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $62,937 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 $49,461 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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Some related job titles are Medical Communications Salaries with median pay of $111,978, Medical Writer Salaries with median pay of $101,062, Medical Writing Salaries with median pay of $114,223, Principal Scientist Salaries with median pay of $152,490.

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PPD
4.0

PPD

Scientific Writer - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $20 - $29

$20

$29

$20 - $29 Range

719 Jobs
Bristol Myers Squibb
3.9

Bristol Myers Squibb

Scientific Writer

$111,313

 /yr
Range: $87K - $128K

$87K

$128K

$86,529 - $127,608 Range

City of Hope
3.9

City of Hope

Scientific Writer

$95,410

 /yr
Range: $86K - $112K

$86K

$112K

$85,835 - $112,353 Range

Parexel
3.8

Parexel

Scientific Writer

$102,480

 /yr
Range: $88K - $106K

$88K

$106K

$88,491 - $105,586 Range

Takeda Pharmaceuticals
4.0

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Scientific Writer

$89,638

 /yr
Range: $82K - $127K

$82K

$127K

$82,378 - $127,319 Range

The Scientific Consulting Group
2.7

$75,840

 /yr
Range: $65K - $77K

$65K

$77K

$65,276 - $76,830 Range

Atrium Health
3.8

Atrium Health

Scientific Writer

$76K

$87K

$76,399 - $86,509 Range

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Houston Methodist
4.3

$65K

$75K

$64,910 - $75,492 Range

Henry M. Jackson Foundation
3.7

$78K

$88K

$78,330 - $87,509 Range

MedImmune

MedImmune

Scientific Writer

$77K

$121K

$76,813 - $120,718 Range

About 

$85K -$94K

$85K

$94K

$85,372 - $94,080 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

$80K

$87K

$79,873 - $86,698 Range

Cleveland Clinic
3.8

$67K

$73K

$67,245 - $73,448 Range

University of Pittsburgh
4.1

$53K

$58K

$52,844 - $57,655 Range

Washington University in St. Louis
4.3

$76K

$81K

$75,941 - $80,800 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
3.9

Bristol Myers Squibb

Scientific Writer - Hourly Contractor

$46

$50

$46 - $50 Range

UT Southwestern Medical Center
3.9

$68K

$74K

$68,193 - $73,950 Range

Novartis
4.1

Novartis

Scientific Writer - Contractor

€84K

€93K

€84,415 - €92,589 Range

AstraZeneca
4.2

AstraZeneca

Scientific Writer

$103K

$110K

$102,562 - $109,947 Range

UC Irvine
4.3

UC Irvine

Scientific Writer

CA$85K

CA$91K

CA$84,762 - CA$91,421 Range

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$102,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$7,000/yr

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

$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Science Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$50

/hrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Medical Writer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$81,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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$35

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$25

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

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

$89,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$13,350/yr

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

$48,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,000/yr

18 days ago by a Medical Editor with more than 15 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Scientific Writer salaries

The national average salary for a Scientific Writer is $70,947 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Scientific Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 55 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Scientific Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Scientific Writer in United States is $99,841 per year.

The lowest salary for a Scientific Writer in United States is $50,414 per year.

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