When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $135K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Iowa City, Iowa (about $74K), Cedar Rapids, Iowa (around $61K), and Washington, DC ($54K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Pennsylvania offers the highest pay at $94K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $87K annually. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $59K per year.
Research Scientists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $80K annually on average; Product Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $60K, followed by Non-Profit Program Managers earning approximately $57K and Program Project Managers making $56K.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make about $90K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator is rewarded with median pay of around $70K annually. Act, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are also well compensated, earning $118K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Product Development; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $90K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the Act, Inc. workforce; approximately one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Program Management, Data Analysis, and People Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 37 percent. Act, Inc. helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all respondents receive health insurance, and the vast majority of workers get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are flexible hours, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.