Average Salary for Novartis Employees

Pay is high at Novartis where employees can expect to earn an average of $92K per year. Though your experience level and your city do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Novartis. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Novartis
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[-]Research Scientist (9)
$41,398 - $107,346  
[-]Research Scientist (9)
Salary$43,243 - $98,759  
Bonus$1,599 - $17,248  
Total Pay$41,398 - $107,346  
[+]Clinical Trial Manager (7)
$71,821 - $152,103  
[+]Clinical Trial Manager (7)
Salary$66,716 - $126,287  
Bonus$2,860 - $28,968  
Total Pay$71,821 - $152,103  
[+]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (5)
$68,577 - $123,367  
[+]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (5)
Salary$55,798 - $103,629  
Bonus$4,799 - $31,705  
Total Pay$68,577 - $123,367  
[+]Administrative Assistant (4)
$33,629 - $71,553  
[+]Administrative Assistant (4)
Salary$33,118 - $67,448  
Bonus$351.17 - $6,015  
Total Pay$33,629 - $71,553  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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About This Company

Lichtstrasse 35


Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Preparations, Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing


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Clinical Trial Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $106K; Validation Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $95K, followed by Clinical Managers earning around $95K and Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives making $85K. Executive Assistants are among the lowest paid at approximately $57K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $67K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $86K. Overall, the greater share of Novartis folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $102K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $103K per year) can be spotted in East Hanover; Suffern (about $84K), Boston (approximately $81K), and Cambridge ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. Emeryville ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $62K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Novartis' U.S. offices, employees in the state of New Jersey earn the most, taking home around $108K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $112K. Becoming an APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $110K. Novartis provides the highest financial reward to those with a medical degree — these employees rake in $133K 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 $142K. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to a sixth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Clinical Research, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only 44 percent at Novartis enjoy paid vacation time, and just 31 percent can take sick leave. The greater part of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Novartis sponsors. A strong majority of workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. Novartis also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Novartis


48 %
52 %
$49,572 - $117,757
$54,759 - $123,780
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 52 votes.

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