Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Principal Engineers, Medical Devices Quality Engineers, Senior Mechanical Engineers, and Optical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $150K per year, the other salaries come in at approximately $94K, $91K, and around $78K, respectively. Alcon Laboratories, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Quality Assurance Analysts ($54K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($143K annually) can be spotted in Lake Forest, Calif.; Dallas, Texas (around $97K), Fort Worth, Texas ($95K), and Irvine, Calif. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $49K) is Suwanee, Ga. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at approximately $90K per year.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $68K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $79K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $97K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn $118K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of $95K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, Alcon Laboratories, Inc. pays those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) the most — approximately $150K.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $108K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Regulatory Compliance; around one in ten consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Only 38 percent at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in six survey participants can take sick leave. Alcon Laboratories, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of employees use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for most respondents and dental coverage for a fair number of respondents. Other privileges include life insurance, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.