Salary Survey

2012 - Thirteenth Annual Salary Survey

By Gil Roth, Editor | June 19, 2012

Welcome to Contract Pharma’s Thirteenth Annual Salary Survey! This year’s results are derived from nearly 650 respondents from our readership about employment attitudes, responsibilities, education, and their 2011 salaries.



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Charts and graphics by Jessica Carlin

Quick Hits

Respondent Gender: 71% male, 29% female

Avg. 2011 base salary for all respondents: $121,633.12 (+5.1%)

Avg. 2011 base salary for men: $128,050.28 (+6.3%)

Avg. 2011 base salary for women: $105,518.92 (+1.6%)

Avg. 2011 bonus (all): $20,689.74 (-7.6%)

Avg. 2011 stock option (all): $24,788.88 (-49.3%)

Avg. 2011 benefits (all): $105,518.92 (+1.6%)

Most frustrating aspect of job (all respondents): “Internal politics” holds steady at 30% of responses, followed by "Inadequate Project Funding/Resources (18%) and "Lack of Advancement (14%)

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