Life Sciences

Nearly 1,000 life sciences companies – including biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical firms, rely on the Radford survey platform to meet their compensation benchmarking needs. To learn more about our coverage of the life sciences industry and how our survey works, click the links below:


Database Scope

The Radford Global Life Sciences Survey provides human resources and compensation professionals with access to rewards insights covering more companies, incumbents and countries on a single survey platform than any other data provider. Today, our survey spans:






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Our database, both globally and in the US, has never been stronger. Explore the maps below to view incumbent and participant counts by country or state in the Radford Global Life Sciences Survey.


Map View: Global or United States

Participating Firms

Our team is focused on supporting innovation-based companies operating in highly-competitive markets for talent. Within the life sciences sector, a few of our amazing clients include:

  • 10x Genomics
  • 23andMe
  • Abbot Labs
  • Abbvie
  • American Red Cross
  • Baxter
  • Biogen
  • Calico
  • Cedars-Senai
  • Daichi Sankyo
  • Danaher
  • Eli Lilly
  • ERT
  • Fujifilm Holdings
  • Gilead Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Impossible Foods
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lonza
  • Merck & Co.
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Otsuka
  • Pfizer
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Regeneron
  • Roche
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals

But that's just scratching the surface of the 975 life sciences firms enrolled in our database. These firms span the globe and industry, including clinical research organizations, diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and more. Navigating a highly-competitive talent market requires fresh, comprehensive data from a wide array of peers. We've got you covered so you can take a data-driven approach to compensation-related decisions.

► To request a list of industry peers enrolled in the Radford Global Life Sciences Survey, please click here.

Job Library

Our job library is the industry standard for life sciences firms. We collect data on positions spanning every business function, including a wide range of critical scientific and clinical operations job families, including:

  • Animal Care
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Biostatician
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Clinical Research
  • Drug Safety
  • Fermentation
  • Lab Assistant
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Glasswasher
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical Writer
  • Pharmacology
  • Research Fellow
  • Scientific Management
  • Toxicology
  • Translational Medicine

In addition, the Radford Global Life Sciences Survey provides granular benchmarking information for 1,600+ jobs across all business functions, including roles in accounting & finance, business development, facilities & security, legal, marketing and more.

► To request a copy of the full job list for the Radford Global Life Sciences Survey, please click here

Compensation Data Elements

All Radford surveys are designed to help decision-makers set pay with confidence across numerous rewards elements. Key compensation details available in all countries include:

  • Base Salary
  • Allowances (Cars, Housing, etc.)
  • Fixed Compensation
  • Actual Bonus Payouts
  • Target Bonus Percentage/Value
  • Total Cash Compensation
  • Annual/Ongoing Equity Value
  • Annual/Ongoing Equity Eligibility
  • New-Hire Equity Value
  • New-Hire Equity Eligibility
  • Equity Vehicle Mix
  • Total Direct Compensation

What Sets Radford Apart?

We partner with the world's most innovative companies to reimagine their approach to rewards, empowering them to achieve superior levels of people and business performance. Here's how:

  • High Quality and Reliable Data
    We're a participant-only survey, which means there's only one way to access the Radford Network: Submit a complete data input that passes multiple rounds of quality assurance.
  • We're a Trusted Resource
    You'll get faster buy-in on key compensation decisions when you use Radford data. Board members, C-suite leaders, HR colleagues, recruiters all know and trust the Radford name.
  • With Real Customer Service
    Every Radford survey client is partnered with a dedicated survey consultant to guide you through the input process. We also offer complimentary online and one-on-one training.
  • We Go Beyond Compensation Data
    Our suite of Market Practice Studies are designed to handle your most pressing issues and cover annual salary increases, short- and long-term incentive design, new graduate pay, employee experience, allowances and more.

Pricing, Access & Support

Fees for the Radford Global Life Sciences Survey vary based on your benchmarking goals. The key factors impacting price are the number of countries where you operate, the number of countries where you plan to utilize data, and your overall employee headcount. Discounted pricing is available for multi-product packages (e.g., purchasing the Radford Global Life Sciences Survey and the Radford Global Sales Survey). Once we know more about these factors, our team can quickly deliver a cost-effective proposal to meet your needs. To request a price quote for your organization, please click here.

All subscriptions to the Radford Global Life Sciences Survey include 24/7 access to the Radford Network®, our online survey reporting environment. This puts survey results, input resources, and market insights in reach at all times for an unlimited number of company-employed staff. Additionally, all survey clients are assigned a dedicated Survey Consultant to support them during the survey input and data review process. This consultant remains your contact for training and custom reporting questions.


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