Average Salary for Novartis Employees

Those searching for a six-figure salary consider Novartis, where hearty paychecks average $101K. At Novartis, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Preparations, Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing


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Bringing in the most money are Sales Associates — their earnings average around $127K per year. Medical Science Liaisons are a close second at $125K along with Clinical Trial Managers ($115K) and Clinical Project Managers (about $102K). Among the lower-paid positions at Novartis are Administrative Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches $58K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $125K annually) can be spotted in East Hanover, N.J.; Fort Worth, Texas (around $101K), Boston, Mass. (approximately $93K), and Cambridge, Mass. ($93K) are the next top-paying cities. At $69K, Parsippany, N.J. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Georgia take home the most — $117K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $72K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Novartis for between five and 10 years earn approximately $99K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $115K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $141K per year for Registered Pharmacists; non-accredited workers make much less. ASQ Certified Quality Auditors with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $114K annually. Novartis provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in $148K per year.


Employees who count Leadership among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $140K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, slightly less than one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Clinical Research, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Novartis gives paid vacation to two-fifths of respondents and paid sick leave to one in four survey participants. Novartis sponsors a 401(k) program, and a solid majority of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Novartis provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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