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Average Salary for Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Hünenberg, Canton of Zug, Alcon Laboratories, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the biotechnology, from Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative to Production Supervisor, Manufacturing. An average Alcon Laboratories, Inc. employee can expect to make $76K annually. Where you live plays the largest role in compensation at Alcon Laboratories, Inc., but your role at the company and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Alcon Laboratories, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (4)
$49,251 - $93,275  
[-]Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals (4)
Salary$47,516 - $87,086  
Total Pay$49,251 - $93,275  
[+]Senior Buyer (3)
$56,471 - $116,165  
[+]Senior Buyer (3)
Salary$55,645 - $116,533  
Total Pay$56,471 - $116,165  
[+]Production Supervisor, Manufacturing (3)
$41,782 - $103,103  
[+]Production Supervisor, Manufacturing (3)
Salary$47,242 - $99,939  
Total Pay$41,782 - $103,103  
[+]Medical Device Sales Representative (3)
$38,107 - $206,045  
[+]Medical Device Sales Representative (3)
Salary$30,561 - $92,958  
Bonus$2,803 - $57,260  
Commission$6,654 - $122,958  
Total Pay$38,107 - $206,045  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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Hünenberg, Canton of Zug 



Alcon Laboratories Inc.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $95K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Reading, Pa. (around $92K), Fort Worth, Texas (approximately $85K), and Irvine, Calif. ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Atlanta, Ga. — at $54K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Pennsylvania, where the average Alcon Laboratories, Inc. employee makes $90K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Medical Devices Quality Engineers, Research Engineers, Senior Mechanical Engineers, and Manufacturing Production Supervisors; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $94K per year, the other salaries come in at $89K, around $87K, and $84K, respectively. Near the bottom at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. are Medical Device Sales Representatives, pulling in an average of just $58K.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $79K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $72K per year. The largest fraction of Alcon Laboratories, Inc. people (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $94K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $105K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. ASQ Certified Quality Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $94K annually. Alcon Laboratories, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in $98K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Marketing Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $118K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; around an eighth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and People Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Alcon Laboratories, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 42 percent and sick leave to 19 percent. Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for most workers and dental coverage for a large number of employees. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, gym membership, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Alcon Laboratories, Inc.


35 %
65 %
$40,268 - $90,992
$59,439 - $114,922
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
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