When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Reading, Pa. (around $90K), Fort Worth, Texas ($86K), and Irvine, Calif. ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $54K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Pennsylvania, where the average salary is approximately $87K annually.
Senior Business Analysts are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $95K per year on average; Research Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $89K, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers earning $87K and Senior Buyers making approximately $80K. Alcon Laboratories, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Medical Device Sales Representatives (about $58K on average).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $65K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $79K per year. The largest fraction of Alcon Laboratories, Inc. people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn around $95K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make approximately $105K per year. Earning an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of $94K annually on average. The best paid folks at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning $101K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $108K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; roughly one in eight of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, People Management, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Alcon Laboratories, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 44 percent and sick leave to a fifth of respondents. A large number of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and most respondents report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. are life insurance, gym membership, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.