I'm also focusing my survey on positions within medical education and communication companies, also known as MECCs. How much do you think physicians can make in various "medical director" positions? By that, I mean that some companies have the "medical director" position broken down into different levels such as:
- Associate Director of Medical Affairs (or, simply: Associate Medical Director)
- Medical Director (or, Director of Medical Affairs)
- Senior Medical Director
- VP of Medical Affairs (in some cases, the title is: VP and Medical Director)
- Senior VP or SVP of Medical Affairs
- Executive VP or EVP of Medical Affairs
- CMO or Chief Medical Officer (in some cases, the title is combined: EVP and CMO)
- President or CEO (yes, some physicians own and run CME companies)
To further confuse matters, in many CME companies, the term "Medical Director" is often used for non-physicians (such as pharmacists, nurses, NPs, PAs, or people who have a PhD). This doesn't necessarily change salary ranges, but it's an interesting point because in the clinical world, non-physicians generally don't make the same type of salary compared to physicians. However, in the world of CME, many non-physicians make more than physicians working in CME based on their levels of experience and management responsibilities.
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