Healthcare Agency Salaries Outpace Other Industries

While average agency salaries rose a modest 4% to 6% last year, healthcare agency compensation shot up 10%, according to research conducted by Marshall Consultants, an executive recruiter firm with offices in New York and Malibu, Calif. The demand for experienced healthcare communicators who can translate technical scientific concepts for multiple audiences continues to outstrip supply, particularly in the medical devices, pharmaceutical and life sciences arenas, says Kathleen DesRosiers, general manager for Marshall Consultants' West Coast office.