IT Senior Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $128K annually — though Senior Account Managers, Inside and Outside Sales Managers, and Research Scientists also do fairly well at approximately $72K, around $67K, and about $66K, respectively. Quality Assurance Specialists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $45K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($125K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; San Diego, Calif. (approximately $87K), Atlanta, Ga. ($87K), and Waltham, Mass. (about $85K) are the next top-paying cities. Overland Park, Kan. ranks low on the pay scale — at $47K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Georgia, where the average Alere employee makes $93K annually.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $57K per year. The largest slice of the Alere workforce (34 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $71K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($128K per year) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Microsoft Certified Professionals with credentials; these people earn $56K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at Alere — these employees make the most at approximately $88K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Relationship Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $95K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; roughly a seventh consider it a key competency. Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Product Development were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, almost all survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of workers, and for a solid majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.