Average Salary for Eli Lilly and Company Employees

Eli Lilly and Company is a health care firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. that hires for Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative positions, Clinical Research Scientist roles, and more. A salary of $83K per year is the median rate at Eli Lilly and Company. Your role at the company influences pay for Eli Lilly and Company workers the most, followed by geography and your experience level. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

Indianapolis, Indiana 


Health care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Eli Lilly, Eli Lilly & Company

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The highest paychecks go to Clinical Research Scientists, who earn an average around $130K annually, closely trailed by District Sales Managers (approximately $124K), Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives (about $72K), and Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives ($72K). With salaries averaging $33K, A-Operators are among the lowest paid at Eli Lilly and Company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($124K per year) can be spotted in Roanoke, Va.; the company's headquarter city of Indianapolis, Ind. ($82K), Houston, Texas (approximately $81K), and San Diego, Calif. (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $52K, Terre Haute, Ind. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Virginia take home the most — $124K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $78K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $62K annually. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $91K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $130K annually for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Registered Pharmacist can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $95K on average. Those with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Eli Lilly and Company come out on top, and their salaries approach around $108K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Clinical Research; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $94K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Eli Lilly and Company is Project Management, with close to an eighth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Field Sales, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Eli Lilly and Company gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of survey participants and sick leave to one in four respondents. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Eli Lilly and Company sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of respondents can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are gym membership, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

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$48,520 - $92,614
$51,393 - $119,263

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