Pharmaceutical Industry Pay and Benefits Benchmarking

Benchmarking pay and benefits in the Pharmaceutical industry

Detailed yet easy to use pay and benefits information designed for the UK Pharmaceutical job market

Pharmaceutical Industry Salary Surveys

A suite of surveys survey tailor-made for the Pharmaceutical sector:

  • Pharmaceutical Managerial/Professional Salary Survey
  • Pharmaceutical Support Staff Salary Survey
  • Pharmaceutical Director Level Salary Survey
  • Pharmaceutical R & D Salary Survey
  • Ireland Pharmaceutical Salary Survey

The Alan Jones Pharmaceutical pay and benefits surveys have been providing the sector with up-to-date information on pay and benefits for over 30 years. The surveys cover jobs ranging from Managing Director to Production Operator.

Features are:

  • Large & stable sample
  • Wide range of jobs: MD to shop floor level
  • Online and individually tailored analysis results
  • Benefits data
  • Analysis by company turnover group and location
  • Additional services and support from Alan Jones & Associates

The Pharmaceutical surveys have been running for over 30 years. The Pharmaceutical Group of companies have several surveys each with its own bespoke analysis.

The largest of the surveys is the Pharmaceutical Managerial/Professional Salary Survey and it comprises a range of benchmark jobs all carefully selected and audited by HR professionals in the industry. The jobs are in a number of generic and industry specific functions:

  • IT
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Production
  • Quality
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Health Economics
  • Legal

The survey shows data on basic pay, bonus, on-target bonus and company cars/cash allowances for all job matches, for all of the companies in the survey, and then breaks the data down into subsets to enable companies to be sure they are comparing like with like. The subset analysis shows jobs grouped according to:

  • Company turnover
  • Company location
  • International/UK only individual job match responsibility
  • NEW: gender analysis
  • NEW: job level analysis (whole survey and by function)

As with all our salary surveys, the Pharmaceutical Managerial/Professional Salary & Benefits Survey is for participants only. Any pharmaceutical company with job matches is eligible to join. The survey is paid for by participant subscription which covers:

  • Customised bi-annual Excel/PDF copy of the survey results
  • Online survey results updated quarterly; whole survey download now available
  • Benefits review results available online at all times
  • Pay review survey free to survey participants: statistical analysis of past and anticipated pay movements, geographical analysis plus sector analysis
  • Access to Alan Jones HR Policy Surveys free of charge

Further details on this survey (participating companies, job descriptions, questionnaires, price, etc.) and on our other Pharmaceutical surveys are available on application to Alan Jones & Associates.


Pharmaceutical Industry Benefits Information Survey features:

The benefits questionnaire is online and can be accessed from your customised survey services homepage. It is available to any organisation taking part in one or more of our Pharmaceutical Industry Salary Surveys. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Section covers:

  • Contractual hours
  • Holiday entitlement including holiday with service, buying and selling holiday
  • Sick pay including sick pay at start of employment and then as accrued with service
  • Permanent/prolonged health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Pension schemes: defined benefit, defined contribution, stakeholder
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Optical insurance
  • Share schemes
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption pay/leave policies
  • Flexible benefits
  • Long service awards

Participants must submit their benefits information to access this section of the Pharmaceutical surveys.

Further details on the Pharmaceutical pay and benefit surveys are available on application to Alan Jones & Associates.

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