Average Salary for Eli Lilly and Company Employees

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Eli Lilly and Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the health care industry, from Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative to District Sales Manager. A salary of $88K annually is the going rate at Eli Lilly and Company. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Eli Lilly and Company, but how long you've been working and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Eli Lilly and Company
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[-]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (7)
$62,018 - $99,731  
[-]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (7)
Salary$56,266 - $89,513  
Bonus$8,097 - $23,264  
Total Pay$62,018 - $99,731  
[+]District Sales Manager (6)
$67,039 - $222,895  
[+]District Sales Manager (6)
Salary$61,822 - $159,750  
Bonus$6,462 - $57,086  
Profit Disbursement$2,471 - $27,950  
Total Pay$67,039 - $222,895  
[+]Administrative Assistant (5)
$25,001 - $49,678  
[+]Administrative Assistant (5)
Salary$30,040 - $52,078  
Total Pay$25,001 - $49,678  
[+]Financial Analyst (4)
$40,288 - $68,896  
[+]Financial Analyst (4)
Salary$40,936 - $64,862  
Bonus$1,566 - $8,355  
Total Pay$40,288 - $68,896  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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About This Company

Indianapolis, Indiana 


Health care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Eli Lilly, Eli Lilly & Company

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are District Sales Managers, Statisticians, Medical Device Sales Representatives, and Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $127K, the other salaries come in at about $90K, approximately $80K, and $71K, respectively. Eli Lilly and Company hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Financial Analysts ($54K).

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $61K. Survey participants who have worked at Eli Lilly and Company for between five and ten years earn $75K on average. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home approximately $93K per year.


Median pay is highest in Roanoke (about $124K annually), followed by Seattle ($104K), New York (around $88K), and the company's headquarter city of Indianapolis ($87K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $69K) is St. Louis. Eli Lilly and Company workers in Virginia earn the most — approximately $124K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $103K for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Six Sigma Black Belts with credentials; these people typically earn $93K annually. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Information Systems (CIS) make the most here, hauling in $108K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Leadership among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $130K. Project Management is a popular skill in the Eli Lilly and Company workforce; approximately one in six of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Three more common skills are Customer Relationship Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Eli Lilly and Company gives paid vacation days to 43 percent and sick leave to a third of workers. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For the vast majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include gym membership, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Eli Lilly and Company


48 %
52 %
$48,613 - $92,927
$55,723 - $114,985
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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