When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Iowa City, Iowa (about $74K), Cedar Rapids, Iowa ($61K), and Washington, DC (approximately $54K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $70K annually) in California.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $85K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Act, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $60K annually.
Research Scientists rake in the most money, with average earnings of $82K per year; Product Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $60K, while Non-Profit Program Managers and Program Project Managers rank near the top as well ($60K and approximately $56K, respectively).
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($90K annually) than those without credentials. HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $70K per year. Act, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)-holders the most at around $118K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $90K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; about a fourth deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Data Analysis, Program Management, and Product Development.
Benefits and Perks
Only 35 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and almost all employees report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include gym membership, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.