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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. Employees at Eli Lilly and Company make $85K annually on average. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Eli Lilly and Company workers, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Eli Lilly and Company typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Eli Lilly and Company
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About This Company

Indianapolis, Indiana 


Health care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Eli Lilly, Eli Lilly & Company

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Earning about $135K per year on average, Clinical Research Scientists receive the most money, followed by District Sales Managers (around $126K), SAS Programmers ($85K), and Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives ($73K). Clinical Trial Assistants at Eli Lilly and Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($51K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $62K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $85K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Eli Lilly and Company folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $91K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($124K per year) can be spotted in Roanoke, Va.; Seattle, Wash. ($104K), the company's headquarter city of Indianapolis, Ind. (approximately $84K), and San Diego, Calif. (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Terre Haute, Ind.; in fact, at approximately $61K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at $124K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Public Accountants receive bigger paychecks (around $130K per year) than those without credentials. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $103K annually on average. Eli Lilly and Company workers who hold a Master of Science (MS), Computer Information Systems (CIS) are also well compensated, earning $108K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Sales Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $125K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, close to a seventh of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Field Sales, and Customer Relationship Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only 42 percent at Eli Lilly and Company enjoy paid vacation time, and just 29 percent can take sick leave. Eli Lilly and Company workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all workers and dental coverage for most respondents. Advantages of working here also include gym membership, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Eli Lilly and Company


50 %
50 %
$48,305 - $98,672
$54,266 - $117,912
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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