Average Salary for Eli Lilly and Company Employees

Indianapolis, Ind.-based Eli Lilly and Company hires for positions ranging from Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative to Clinical Research Scientist in the health care. Employees at Eli Lilly and Company make $80K per year on average. Your role at the company influences pay for Eli Lilly and Company workers the most, followed by your city and your experience level. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Indianapolis, Indiana 


Health care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Eli Lilly, Eli Lilly & Company

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Clinical Research Scientists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $130K annually; Finance Directors, District Sales Managers, and Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $126K, approximately $124K, and around $72K, respectively. Financial Analysts at Eli Lilly and Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($53K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($124K per year) can be spotted in Roanoke, Va.; New York, N.Y. (around $96K), the company's headquarter city of Indianapolis, Ind. ($81K), and San Diego, Calif. (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Terre Haute, Ind. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $52K. By state, Pennsylvania offers the highest pay at $90K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $76K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $63K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Eli Lilly and Company employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $90K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $130K annually for Certified Public Accountants, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Registered Pharmacists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $95K per year. Eli Lilly and Company compensates Master of Science (MS), Computer Information Systems (CIS)-holders the most at $108K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Sales Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $115K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Eli Lilly and Company is Project Management; one in seven of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Field Sales, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 43 percent receiving paid vacation and a quarter of workers receiving paid sick days. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For a large number of workers, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Eli Lilly and Company also dishes out privileges such as gym membership, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Eli Lilly and Company


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49 %
$48,610 - $91,333
$50,608 - $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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