The Physician Liaison Salary Guide

Aug 23, 2022 | Physician Liaison Marketing

I get this question all the time from my clients…

How much should I pay my physician liaison?

How much does a physician liaison make?

What’s the average salary for a physician liaison?


In this article I’m going to discuss:

  • Current National Physician Liaison Salaries in The US.
  • Factors that affect the Physician Liaison Salary.
  • How Company Size and Location Play a Part in Deciding a Physician Liaison Salaries.
  • And Some National Averages Of Physician Liaison Salaries Based Off Experience Or Inexperience.


As part of really breaking down the physician liaison job description I want to make sure and address physician liaison salary questions.

Now, there isn’t a number for this that is set in stone. The physician liaison salary ranges and has many depending factors that ultimately influence the physician liaison salary.

But here are some of the national averages to serve as a benchmark…

Physician Liaison Base salary: $62,100/yr

Physician Liaison Salary Range: $39,800 – $95,000

Physician Liaison Salary Median: $62,100

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Give or take.

These Physician Liaison Salaries are averages based on what healthcare organizations are currently paying.
Here Zip recruiter reports the numbers slightly lower.

There are many different factors that affect how much a physician liaison makes. These factors are important to consider when building your physician liaison marketing program in determining how much you should pay your physician liaison.

Factors To Consider When Deciding Your Physician Liaison Salary:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the physician liaison
  • Is the physician liaison part-time or full-time?
  • The size of the healthcare organization
  • The experience of the physician liaison
  • The city of the physician liaison
  • Physician liaison incentives
  • Physician liaison bonuses

Some questions to ask when determining the roles and responsibilities of a physician liaison…

The size of the organizations and the providers they will be representing?
How large is the territory?
Any additional marketing needed, like social media, event planning, events, associations, etc?
Will they be managing other team members?
What will their role be in terms of data and analytics?

Just to name a few.

The size of the healthcare organization or competition can play a factor in deciding how much to pay the physician liaison. If you are trying to stay competitively priced, I recommend doing some research around your area and other organizations across the country similar to your organization.

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The Top Highest Paying Physician Liaison Salary Cities Are:
1. New York City
2. Washington DC
3. Chicago
4. Houston
5. Dallas-Forth Worth
6. Atlanta

Again, it is also very important to stay competitive when considering your physician liaison salary to create a physician liaison position that attracts top talent. You want your physician liaisons to feel invested in your program and in a position they want to stay in for a long time.

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Obviously the more experienced the physician liaison the higher salary but that all depends on the organization and honestly the national average is not that much higher.

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The decision is ultimately yours to decide what is fair based on the responsibilities, commitment, city, size of the organization, experience, and your goals.

For information about hiring a physician liaison check out my blog The Ultimate Guide For Hiring A Physician Liaison.



Kelley Knott is an expert Physician Liaison Trainer and consultant. Her passion is the help liaisons and practices maximize their effectiveness to improve patient care and revenue new revenue streams for their practice or hospital system. She is one of the first people in the US to develop online courses specifically geared toward physician liaison marketing. She is a published author, entrepreneur, and speaker.

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