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Average Salary for Eli Lilly and Company Employees

Indianapolis, Indiana-based Eli Lilly and Company hires for positions ranging from District Sales Manager to Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in the health care industry. A salary of $87K annually is the going rate at Eli Lilly and Company. At Eli Lilly and Company, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Eli Lilly and Company typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Eli Lilly and Company
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (6)
$64,267 - $101,752  
[-]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (6)
Salary$57,457 - $86,539  
Bonus$8,844 - $22,717  
Total Pay$64,267 - $101,752  
[+]District Sales Manager (6)
$69,681 - $222,776  
[+]District Sales Manager (6)
Salary$62,282 - $159,039  
Bonus$6,327 - $56,352  
Profit Disbursement$2,020 - $25,239  
Total Pay$69,681 - $222,776  
[+]Administrative Assistant (5)
$24,879 - $49,689  
[+]Administrative Assistant (5)
Salary$29,718 - $52,769  
Total Pay$24,879 - $49,689  
[+]Financial Analyst (5)
$42,742 - $68,690  
[+]Financial Analyst (5)
Salary$42,073 - $64,059  
Bonus$1,108 - $9,813  
Total Pay$42,742 - $68,690  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Eli Lilly and Company Details

Indianapolis, Indiana


Health care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Eli Lilly, Eli Lilly & Company

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Bringing in the most money are District Sales Managers — their earnings average around $127K. Statisticians are a close second at approximately $90K along with Medical Device Sales Representatives ($80K) and Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives (about $71K). Biologists make $54K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $61K. For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the $75K mark. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the Eli Lilly and Company workforce (34 percent) has a tenure of 10-19 years and earns around $92K per year.


Median pay is highest in Roanoke (about $124K annually), followed by Seattle ($104K), New York ($88K), and San Diego (approximately $87K). On the lower end is St. Louis at around $69K. The highest pay by state can be found in Virginia, where salaries average out at $124K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $103K. Earning a SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $86K annually. Eli Lilly and Company compensates Master of Science (MS), Computer Information Systems (CIS)-holders the most at $108K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $130K. A common skill in Eli Lilly and Company's work force is Project Management; one in six of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Customer Relationship Management , Microsoft Office, and Field Sales as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 42 percent receiving paid vacation and 30 percent receiving paid sick days. 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. At Eli Lilly and Company, a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include gym membership, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats

49 %
51 %
$48,422 - $91,126
$55,247 - $112,649
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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