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.