When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $98K per year) can be spotted in Fort Worth, Texas; Dallas, Texas ($97K), Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $97K), and Reading, Pa. ($90K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Johns Creek, Ga. — at $60K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to around $96K annually.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $79K per year on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $72K annually. The largest slice of the Alcon Laboratories, Inc. workforce (35 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $97K per year.
Medical Devices Quality Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $94K annually — though Research Engineers, Information Technology Project Managers, and Senior Mechanical Engineers also do fairly well at $89K, about $88K, and $87K, respectively. On the lower end are Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives at $65K on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (around $112K per year) than those without credentials. ASQ Certified Quality Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $94K annually. Alcon Laboratories, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in approximately $101K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $130K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; nearly one-sixth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Regulatory Compliance.
Benefits and Perks
Only two in five workers at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 18 percent can take sick leave. A large number of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all survey participants can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, gym membership, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.