Salary Survey

2013 - Fourteenth Annual Salary Survey

By Gil Roth | June 10, 2013

Welcome to Contract Pharma’s Fourteenth Annual Salary Survey! This year’s results are derived from nearly 500 respondents from our readership about employment attitudes, responsibilities, education, and their 2012 salaries.

Quick Hits

Respondent Gender: 71% male, 29% female

Respondent Sector: 72% pharma, 28% biopharma

Avg. 2012 base salary for all respondents: $113,177.37 (-7.0%)

Avg. 2012 base salary for men: $116,326.02 (-9.2%)

Avg. 2012 base salary for women: $105,249.12 (-0.3%)

Avg. 2012 bonus (all): $22,042.49 (+6.5%)

Avg. 2012 stock option (all): $34,646.90 (+40%)

Avg. 2012 benefits (all): $21,366.14 (-3.3%)

Most frustrating aspect of job (all respondents): “Internal Politics” had 26% of responses for The Most Frustrating Aspect of My Job (tops, but down from 30% last year), followed by “Inadequate Project Funding/Resources” (18%) and “Lack of Advancement” (15%).

The winner of our 16gb iPad Mini drawing is Mike Ribic of AbbVie!

Charts and graphics by Jessica Carlin