Compensation and Salary Information

AMWA's compensation survey is the only one in the industry that focuses specifically on medical writing, editing, and communication professionals.

Over 1,400 medical communicators participated in the 2019 survey. The results provide the most dependable source of information specific to the interests of professional medical communicators and those who hire them.


2019 Survey Results - NOW AVAILABLE

Executive Summary

Read the Executive Summary of the report as published in the AMWA JournalAvailable to AMWA members only. 

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Compensation Calculator

Explore the survey results in this interactive, online tool which provides insights into the reported income for various subgroups of medical communicators based on variables you select. Available to AMWA members only.

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Review highlights from the report with these helpful infographics which shine a light into the results.

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Conference Presentation

Join us at the AMWA 2019 Medical Writing & Communication Conference in November to participate in a special conference session on the results of the compensation survey. Led by members of the Salary Survey Task Force, the session will provide insights into the results along with opportunities to ask questions and learn more about the report. Register now.


AMWA 2019 Medical Communication Compensation Report

Dive into the details with the full report, including over 99 pages of analysis by overall, employed, and freelance respondents and 90 pages of statistical tables. Designed to offer medical communicators and their employers with a verifiable resource to set salary ranges and negotiate fees. 

Anticipated sale date: November 2019


Additional analysis, trends, and considerations

Keep an eye out for a series of articles in the AMWA Journal designed to provide deeper insights into the results, including an analysis of trends and changes since the 2015 report and a unique look into results about freelance income and business management. 


Compare Results from the 2015 Salary Survey

Summary results for employee and freelance medical writers from the 2015 survey are available in these complimentary infographics.

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