Now that my nationwide job hunt for a role as Medical Information Manager is officially over with no offer, I thought I’d at least share some of my more useful findings.* (*Full disclosure, still secretly hoping to hear back from two at some point in the near (2 wks) or distant future (6 mon). In much the same way, I secretly hope my royal parents will come back to claim me after a mix-up at the royal hospital.)
Partway through the medical information manager job hunt, I started to ask if the medical information manager salary I asked for was within the range. Surprisingly, this was confirmed almost all the time as long as I asked. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of asking in the beginning. Let’s de-mystify this process as much as possible!
What this did for me was two things. If I didn’t move forward in the process, I would know it wasn’t because my salary ask was too high. The second thing is I was able to trend the data points. In doing so, I could identify similarities in medical information manager salary ranges based on several factors. Using this data, I could tweak my salary offer for the next medical information manager role based on company size, listed job duties, and region of the country.
Here are the results of my confirmed nationwide medical information manager salaries:
Medical Information Manager Salary Table
In summary for large biopharmaceutical companies, my ask remains around the $140k mark for the medical information manager salary. I generally say $137 to $142k to convey some flexibility. For smaller companies, or if you’re responsible for smaller assets or still staffing the phone lines, the salary tends to be less in the $120k range or less. For strictly call center work with a vendor, the salary is on the lower end as a Medical Information Specialist at $80 – 100k depending on experience.
If this helps you or anyone you know, please let me know! I’d love to share more about my Interview Trail (or is it trials)!