Average Salary for Eli Lilly and Company Employees

Indianapolis, Ind.-based Eli Lilly and Company hires for positions ranging from Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative to Research Scientist in the health care. The median income for Eli Lilly and Company employees is $88K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Eli Lilly and Company employees is where you live, though your experience level and what you do at the company play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Indianapolis, Indiana 


Health care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Eli Lilly, Eli Lilly & Company

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($118K annually) can be spotted in Cambridge, Mass.; Fort Myers, Fla. (about $116K), the company's headquarter city of Indianapolis, Ind. ($86K), and Augusta, Ga. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $55K) is Terre Haute, Ind. Eli Lilly and Company workers in Florida earn the most — around $105K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Average pay is about $81K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $64K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Eli Lilly and Company employees (31 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $100K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Information Technology Consultants — their earnings average $105K per year. Research Scientists are a close second at around $95K along with Statisticians ($93K) and Clinical Trial Managers (approximately $90K). Earning only around $61K on average, Marketing Associates make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Chartered Accountant certainly has its perks — salaries approach $149K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of about $116K per year on average. The best paid folks at Eli Lilly and Company have a Certificate (Cert), Accounting, earning $149K annually.


Employees who count Clinical Research among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $102K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the Eli Lilly and Company workforce; nearly one-sixth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Key skills also include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Benefits and Perks

37 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in four survey participants can take paid time off for illness. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of employees, and for nearly all workers, dental coverage is too. Perks also include gym membership, a subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Eli Lilly and Company


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58 %
$50,888 - $100,442
$54,088 - $116,399

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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