How much does a Medical Writer II make in the United States? The average Medical Writer II salary in the United States is $75,049 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $65,902 and $83,897. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Medical Writer II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Medical Writer II Salary $57,575 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Medical Writer II Salary $65,902 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Medical Writer II Salary $75,049 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Medical Writer II Salary $83,897 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Medical Writer II Salary $91,952 US January 26, 2024
25% $65,902 10% $57,575 90% $91,952 75% $83,897 $75,049 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Attention to Detail: Executing and completing a task with a high level of accuracy.


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Attention to Detail 1.47%
Microsoft Office 0.27%
Word Processing 0.64%
Others 97.62%

Job Description for Medical Writer II

Medical Writer II researches, composes and edits clinical/statistical reports and study protocols. Summarizes data from clinical studies for submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Being a Medical Writer II conducts comprehensive literature searches, documents clinical study results and product use, and ensures that all deliverables are in accordance with regulations, standards, and guidelines. May require a bachelor's/master's degree. Additionally, Medical Writer II typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Medical Writer II typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Medical Writer II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Medical Writer II, the highest Medical Writer II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Medical Writer II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Medical Writer II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Medical Writer II salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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