Senior Product Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $90K per year; Medical Devices Quality Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $64K, while Quality Assurance Specialists and Senior Account Managers rank near the top as well ($60K and $59K, respectively). Earning only $49K on average, Research Scientists make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $80K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Charlottesville, Va. (around $79K), San Diego, Calif. (about $75K), and Livermore, Calif. ($67K) are the next top-paying cities. Overland Park, Kan. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $44K. The highest pay by state can be found in Florida, where salaries average out at approximately $94K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $62K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $59K per year. The largest slice of the Alere workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $77K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $95K per year. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $67K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Alere — these employees make the most at $86K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Regulatory Compliance among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $77K annually. A common skill in Alere's work force is Microsoft Excel; around one in seven of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Biotechnology, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Alere gives paid vacation days to 29 percent and sick leave to one in six employees. A large number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and gym membership.