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Average Salary for Eli Lilly and Company Employees

Based in Indianapolis, Ind.,health care player Eli Lilly and Company offers many employment opportunities, including Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative and District Sales Manager positions. An average Eli Lilly and Company employee can expect to make $86K annually. Though how long you've been working and geography do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Eli Lilly and Company. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Eli Lilly and Company typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Eli Lilly and Company
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (9)
$56,646 - $107,341  
[-]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (9)
Salary$52,833 - $93,543  
Bonus$7,826 - $24,120  
Total Pay$56,646 - $107,341  
[+]District Sales Manager (7)
$75,435 - $217,599  
[+]District Sales Manager (7)
Salary$62,547 - $159,999  
Bonus$6,440 - $52,736  
Profit Disbursement$2,190 - $23,698  
Total Pay$75,435 - $217,599  
[+]Administrative Assistant (5)
$26,707 - $52,552  
[+]Administrative Assistant (5)
Salary$28,634 - $53,047  
Total Pay$26,707 - $52,552  
[+]Financial Analyst (3)
$39,575 - $65,426  
[+]Financial Analyst (3)
Salary$40,271 - $63,428  
Total Pay$39,575 - $65,426  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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About This Company

Indianapolis, Indiana 


Health care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Eli Lilly, Eli Lilly & Company

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Clinical Research Scientists rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $135K per year; District Sales Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $127K, while Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives and Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives rank near the top as well ($73K and $68K, respectively). With salaries averaging $33K, A-Operators are among the lowest paid at Eli Lilly and Company.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $61K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Eli Lilly and Company for between five and 10 years earn $79K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Eli Lilly and Company folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $91K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $124K per year) can be spotted in Roanoke, Va.; Seattle, Wash. (around $104K), Bridgewater, N.J. ($88K), and San Diego, Calif. (approximately $87K) are the next top-paying cities. Terre Haute, Ind. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $61K. Eli Lilly and Company workers in Virginia earn the most — about $124K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Public Accountants, who make around $130K per year. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $103K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS), Computer Information Systems (CIS); Eli Lilly and Company awards approximately $108K to these degree-holders.


Employees who count Sales Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $126K per year. A garden variety skill at Eli Lilly and Company is Project Management; one in seven of Eli Lilly and Company's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Customer Relationship Management, and Field Sales.

Benefits and Perks

Eli Lilly and Company lets only two-fifths of survey participants take paid vacation and only 28 percent take sick leave. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are gym membership, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Eli Lilly and Company


50 %
50 %
$44,000 - $96,793
$54,266 - $121,016
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
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