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.

AMWA members have access to AMWA Journal articles, infographics, and an online calculator with key findings and analysis of the results.


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. This comprehensive guide offers medical communicators and their employers with a verifiable resource to set salary ranges and negotiate fees. 

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Executive Summary and Select Results  (members-only)

Read the Executive Summary of the report and explore Select Results in easy-to-read data tables as originally published in the AMWA JournalAvailable to AMWA members only. 

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Compensation Calculator (members only)

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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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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