ABBOTT LABORATORIES Associate Director, Medical Affairs Salary in the United States

How much does a Associate Director, Medical Affairs make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Associate Director, Medical Affairs at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $249,111 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $210,188 and $288,035. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Associate Director, Medical Affairs do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


The Associate Director, Medical Affairs provides daily business operations support for Medical Affair issues related to product development, on market quality issues, compliance issues, commercial/marketing activities and customer interactions. Assists medical directors in being medical representative of ADD to external regulatory agencies and professional societies.


Main responsibilities of the Associate Director of Medical Affairs will include:

  • Develops initial medical opinions, medical platform documents and Health Hazard Assessments for review by medical directors.
  • Provides initial medical input for promotional and commercial activities as requested.
  • Serves as medical representative on Risk Evaluation teams.
  • Assists investigation teams by providing medical input as needed.
  • Assist the medical director with direct customer interactions as needed.
  • Provides Medical Affairs input at a site level.
  • Work is reviewed by medical directors (or above) prior to approval.
  • Provide timely responses to prevent delay is project timelines.


  • Medical Degree required
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience
  • 3 years supervisory/managerial experience strongly desired
  • Knowledge of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, EU regulations (e.g. IVD-R), and other regulatory requirements and applicable technical standards desired


  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment, where key resources may not be co-located.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must; must be able to forge partnerships with new and existing vendors: must be able to communicate effectively at multiple levels within the organization.
  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong or organizational, planning, and follow-up skills; ability to delegate and hold others accountable.  Prior ability in building strong teams and organizations is a plus.
  • Ability to travel, including internationally
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