Nearing the top of the pay scale are Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists, Senior Product Managers, Inside and Outside Sales Managers, and Senior Account Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $106K per year, the other salaries come in at $90K, $67K, and approximately $59K, respectively. Alere hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Research Scientists (around $49K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $84K annually) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Atlanta, Ga. (around $80K), Charlottesville, Va. (approximately $68K), and Portland, Maine (about $50K) are the next top-paying cities. At $44K, Overland Park, Kan. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $83K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $59K annually. The largest slice of the Alere workforce (34 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, about $67K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants receive bigger paychecks ($95K annually) than those without credentials. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of around $74K per year on average. Alere provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) — these employees rake in $91K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Product Development among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $82K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; around one in seven consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Biotechnology, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, and life insurance.