Average Salary for Novartis Employees

Workers at Novartis bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $107K. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, your city and your job title are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Novartis. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Lichtstrasse 35


Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Preparations, Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing


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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $73K per year. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $96K annually. The largest fraction of Novartis people (42 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $119K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($129K annually) can be spotted in East Hanover, N.J.; San Francisco, Calif. (about $120K), Cambridge, Mass. (approximately $115K), and San Diego, Calif. (around $100K) are the next top-paying cities. Raleigh, N.C. is near the bottom for pay at about $91K. By state, Novartis employees make the most in New Jersey, earning $122K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Medical Science Liaisons, who bring in close to approximately $125K annually, though Operations Managers are not far behind at $121K along with Sales Associates ($118K) and Senior Sales Executives (approximately $109K). Near the bottom at Novartis are Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives, pulling in an average of just $87K.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $142K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a Registered Pharmacist is rewarded with median pay of around $125K annually. The best paid folks at Novartis have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, earning $181K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Strategic Planning; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $147K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, just under one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Field Sales, and Leadership.

Benefits and Perks

Novartis lets only 38 percent take paid vacation and only one in four employees take sick leave. A solid majority of survey participants save for retirement through Novartis' 401(k) plan. Most employees can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Novartis


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$59,557 - $124,572
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$56,000 - $127,068
$67,544 - $156,146
$89,020 - $132,629
$84,507 - $108,960
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