Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey

The Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey reports compensation data for 117 benchmark jobs covering medical, agricultural, and industrial biotechnology activities including manufacturing biological and medicinal products; processing botanical drugs and herbs; isolating active medicinal principals from botanical drugs and herbs; and the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products intended for internal and external consumption in such forms as ampoules, tablets, capsules, vials, ointments, powders, solutions, and suspensions.

The Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 9 executive and 108 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assembler Product (Bench)
  • Assembly Line Foreman
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Biophysicist
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assembler Product (Bench)
  • Assembly Line Foreman
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Biophysicist
  • Biostatistician
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • CAD/CAM Design Drafter
  • CAD/CAM/CAE Technician
  • Calibration Technician
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Chemist
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Manufacturing Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Consulting Pharmacist
  • Controller, Top Corporate
  • Conveyor System Operator
  • Cost Estimator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Customer Service Representative (Specialized Calls)
  • Distribution Manager
  • Drafter (Moderate)
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Expediter
  • Facilities Planner
  • Forklift Operator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Import/Export Clerk
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Laboratory Clerk
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Machine Assembler
  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials Coordinator
  • Materials Engineer
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Methods & Procedures Analyst
  • Microbiologist
  • Numerical Control Machine Operator
  • Occupational Nurse
  • Packaging Manager
  • Packaging/Filling Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • PC Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Plant Engineer
  • Plant Manager (Experience)
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Product or Brand Sales Manager
  • Production Foreman
  • Production Planner
  • Production Planning & Control Manager
  • Production Superintendent
  • Programmer Numerical Control
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Receptionist
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Research & Development Director
  • Safety Manager
  • SAP Analyst
  • Server Administrator
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
  • Shipping Packer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Research Officer
  • Transportation Manager
  • Vendor Quality Supervisor
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Web Designer
  • ABAXIS INC
  • ABBOTT LABORATORIES
  • ACHAOGEN INC
  • ACUCELA INC
  • ADAMAS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ADMA BIOLOGICS INC
  • AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AEOLUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AFFYMAX INC
  • AGIOS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INTERLEUKIN GENETICS INC
  • INTERMUNE INC
  • INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL CORP
  • INTRA-CELLULAR THERAPIES, INC.
  • IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ISATORI INC
  • ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • KEY TECHNOLOGY INC
  • ABAXIS INC
  • ABBOTT LABORATORIES
  • ACHAOGEN INC
  • ACUCELA INC
  • ADAMAS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ADMA BIOLOGICS INC
  • AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AEOLUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AFFYMAX INC
  • AGIOS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AKORN INC
  • ALDER BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ALIMERA SCIENCES INC
  • ALLERGAN INC
  • ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AMAG PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AMBIT BIOSCIENCES CORP
  • AMBRX INC
  • AMERICAN BIO MEDICA CORP
  • AMICUS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • AMPHASTAR PHARMACEUTICAL INC
  • ANACOR PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AOXING PHARMACEUTICAL CO INC
  • APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC
  • ARDELYX INC
  • ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ARGOS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ARQULE INC
  • ARRAY BIOPHARMA INC
  • ATHERSYS INC
  • AUXILIUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS
  • AVEO PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AVIDUS MANAGEMENT GROUP INC
  • BALCHEM CORP
  • BELLICUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • BIND THERAPEUTICS INC
  • BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS INC
  • BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC
  • BIOSCRIP INC
  • BIOSPECIFICS TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO
  • CADENCE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • CAMBREX CORP
  • CANNAVEST CORP
  • CAPNIA INC
  • CARA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CATALENT INC
  • CELGENE CORP
  • CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CELLULAR BIOMEDICINE GROUP INC
  • CEMPRA INC
  • CHEMBIO DIAGNOSTICS INC
  • CHEMOCENTRYX INC
  • CHIMERIX INC
  • CHROMADEX CORP
  • CLOVIS ONCOLOGY INC
  • COLUMBIA LABORATORIES INC
  • CONCERT PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CORGENIX MEDICAL CORP
  • CORIUM INTERNATIONAL INC
  • CTD HOLDINGS INC
  • CTI BIOPHARMA CORP
  • CUBIST PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • CUMBERLAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • CYANOTECH CORP
  • CYCLACEL PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • CYTOKINETICS INC
  • DARA BIOSCIENCES INC
  • DENDREON CORP
  • DEPOMED INC
  • DIPLOMAT PHARMACY INC
  • DURECT CORP
  • DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS & COMPANY
  • EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ELEVEN BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC
  • ELI LILLY AND CO
  • ELITE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC
  • ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ENDOCYTE INC
  • EPIRUS BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • EPIZYME INC
  • ERBA DIAGNOSTICS INC
  • FIBROGEN INC
  • FITLIFE BRANDS INC
  • FIVE PRIME THERAPEUTICS INC
  • FOREST LABORATORIES INC
  • FURIEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • GALENA BIOPHARMA INC
  • GENVEC INC
  • GEOVAX LABS INC
  • GERON CORP
  • GLOBEIMMUNE INC
  • GLYCOMIMETICS INC
  • HEALTH DISCOVERY CORP
  • HI-TECH PHARMACAL CO., INC.
  • HOSPIRA INC
  • HYPERION THERAPEUTICS INC
  • IDEXX LABORATORIES INC
  • IMMUCELL CORP
  • IMMUNE DESIGN CORP
  • IMMUNOGEN INC
  • IMMUNOMEDICS INC
  • IMPAX LABORATORIES INC
  • INFINITY PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INSITE VISION INC
  • INTEGRATED BIOPHARMA INC
  • INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INTERLEUKIN GENETICS INC
  • INTERMUNE INC
  • INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL CORP
  • INTRA-CELLULAR THERAPIES, INC.
  • IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ISATORI INC
  • ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • KEY TECHNOLOGY INC
  • KINEMED INC
  • LANNETT CO INC
  • LEHI VALLEY TRADING COMPANY
  • LIFEVANTAGE CORP
  • LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • MACROGENICS INC
  • MANNATECH INC
  • MEDICINOVA INC
  • MERCK & CO INC
  • MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE INC
  • MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • MUSCLEPHARM CORP
  • MYLAN NV
  • MYOS CORP
  • MYRIAD GENETICS INC
  • NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL
  • NATURES SUNSHINE PRODUCTS INC
  • NAVIDEA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS INC
  • NEOGEN CORP
  • NEWLINK GENETICS CORP
  • NOVABAY PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • NUTRACEUTICAL INTERNATIONAL CORP
  • OCULUS INNOVATIVE SCIENCES INC
  • OMEROS CORP
  • ONCOGENEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ONCOMED PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ONCONOVA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • OPHTHOTECH CORP
  • OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS INC
  • PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PARATEK PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PDL BIOPHARMA INC
  • PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PERNIX THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS INC
  • PERRIGO CO
  • PERRIGO COMPANY PLC
  • PFENEX INC
  • PFIZER INC
  • PHARMA GROUP, INC.
  • PHARMACYCLICS INC
  • PHARMATHENE INC
  • PLASMATECH BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • POZEN INC
  • PRESTIGE BRANDS HOLDINGS INC
  • PROCTER & GAMBLE CO
  • PROCYON CORP
  • PROGENICS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PROPHASE LABS INC
  • PROTEA BIOSCIENCES GROUP, INC.
  • PTC THERAPEUTICS INC
  • QUESTCOR PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • QUIDEL CORP
  • RAPTOR PHARMACEUTICAL CORP
  • RBC LIFE SCIENCES INC
  • RECEPTOS INC
  • REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • REGULUS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • RELIV INTERNATIONAL INC
  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • RESPONSE GENETICS INC
  • RIGEL PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ROCK CREEK PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ROCKWELL MEDICAL INC
  • SAGENT PHARMACEUTICALS CO
  • SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
  • SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • SCICLONE PHARMACEUTICALS
  • SCYNEXIS INC
  • SECUREALERT INC
  • SIGA TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • SOLIGENIX INC
  • SOPHIRIS BIO INC
  • SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SUCAMPO PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SUNESIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SUPERNUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SURMODICS INC
  • SYNAGEVA BIOPHARMA CORP
  • TARGACEPT INC
  • TARGETED MEDICAL PHARMA INC
  • TEARLAB CORP
  • TETRAPHASE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • THE MEDICINES COMPANY
  • THERAPEUTICSMD INC
  • THERAVANCE INC
  • THRESHOLD PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • TONGLI PHARMACEUTICALS (USA) INC
  • TRISTAR WELLNESS SOLUTIONS INC
  • UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORP
  • USANA HEALTH SCIENCES INC
  • VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • VBI VACCINES INC
  • VERACYTE INC
  • VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • VITAE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • VIVUS
  • WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL PHARMACY
  • XENCOR INC
  • XENOPORT INC
  • XOMA CORP
  • ZOETIS INC
  • ZOGENIX INC
  • ZOSANO PHARMA CORP

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