The highest average salaries go to Division Sales Managers, who bring in close to $113K annually, though Senior Research Scientists are not far behind at about $87K along with Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives ($84K) and Maintenance Supervisors ($83K). With salaries averaging around $59K, Process Engineers are among the lowest paid at Actavis.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $99K per year) can be spotted in Corona, Calif.; Parsippany, N.J. (around $99K), Jersey City, N.J. ($95K), and Elizabeth, N.J. (about $75K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Weston, Fla. — at approximately $56K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across Actavis' U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $100K annually.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $77K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $64K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $94K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $60K annually for Engineer in Trainings, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at Actavis have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), earning $85K per year.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $90K annually. Field Sales also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one-seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Word, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Actavis gives paid vacation to a third of employees and paid sick leave to a quarter of survey participants. A 401(k) program is available, and the larger part of respondents use it to save for retirement. At Actavis, a large number of respondents have health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and company car / automobile.