Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Counsels, Senior Mechanical Engineers, Clinical Trial Managers, and Production Supervisors; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $175K per year, the other salaries come in at $105K, approximately $103K, and $83K, respectively. Compliance Specialists make an average $72K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $81K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $67K per year. Overall, the greater share of Alcon Laboratories, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $103K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $124K per year) can be spotted in Lake Forest, Calif.; Dallas, Texas ($105K), Johns Creek, Ga. (approximately $102K), and Fort Worth, Texas ($98K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Huntington, W.Va.; in fact, at $59K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Alcon Laboratories, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Georgia earn the most, taking home about $98K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $198K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $123K annually. At Alcon Laboratories, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) receive the highest salaries at $106K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Regulatory Compliance; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $105K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; about one in four consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Operations Management, People Management, and Process Improvement.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 30 percent receiving paid vacation and 9 percent receiving paid sick days. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.