AMWA Salary Survey

For over 30 years, AMWA Salary Surveys have been the most dependable source of information for employers of medical communicators to set salary ranges and for employees and freelances/independent contractors to negotiate salaries and fees. This is the only compensation survey that focuses specifically on medical writing, editing, and communication professionals.

The 2019 Medical Communication Compensation Survey is now open!

View a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you prepare and complete the survey.

This year, AMWA has contracted with Association Research, Inc. (ARI), a third-party research firm with expertise in customized research for associations and nonprofit organizations since 1984. AMWA professional members will receive a link to the online survey by email in February 2019 from

Medical communicators are invited to participate regardless of membership status. To participate, please send an email to Everyone who participates will gain access to select results and will have the opportunity to win one of three $100 gift cards!


Review Results from the 2015 Salary Survey 

The 2015 AMWA Salary Survey journal publication is available FREE to AMWA members. Join AMWA now for access.

Find summary results for employee and freelance medical writers in these complimentary infographics.

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