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, from Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative to Research Scientist. Eli Lilly and Company employees take home generous earnings of approximately $92K annually on average. Eli Lilly and Company paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your city and how long you've been working are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Indianapolis, Indiana 


Health care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Eli Lilly, Eli Lilly & Company

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Finance Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $146K per year on average; Research Scientists are next on the list, bringing in close to $100K, followed by Statisticians earning around $93K and Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives making $90K. Financial compensation for Quality Assurance Representatives is rather low — on average only $65K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $148K annually) can be spotted in Cambridge, Mass.; Fort Myers, Fla. ($116K), San Diego, Calif. (about $106K), and Allentown, Pa. ($90K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $68K) in Bridgewater, N.J., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Massachusetts pays Eli Lilly and Company the most — $148K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $81K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $65K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $103K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Patent Attorneys, who make $166K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Chartered Accountants with credentials; these people earn $152K annually on average. The best paid folks at Eli Lilly and Company have a Certificate (Cert), Accounting, earning about $149K per year.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $99K annually. Data Analysis is regularly seen around here; nearly one-eighth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Field Sales, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Eli Lilly and Company can sometimes lack paid time off; 36 percent get paid vacation days, and a quarter of employees receive paid sick leave. Eli Lilly and Company helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Eli Lilly and Company provides health insurance to almost all workers, and nearly all workers do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to gym membership, a company cell phone, and life insurance.

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$51,707 - $100,720
$52,803 - $117,045

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$49,377 - $117,581
$65,220 - $108,000
$55,458 - $102,418
$96,317 - $145,364
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