IT Senior Project Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $128K per year; Inside and Outside Sales Managers, Research Scientists, and Software Developers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $67K, $66K, and $56K, respectively. Quality Assurance Specialists at Alere do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $45K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $125K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; San Diego, Calif. ($87K), Atlanta, Ga. ($87K), and Waltham, Mass. (around $85K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Charlottesville, Va.; in fact, at about $67K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Georgia pays Alere the most — $93K per year on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $57K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Alere employees (32 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $76K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $128K annually for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded with median pay of $56K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Alere pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) the most — $88K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Customer Relationship Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $95K annually. A garden variety skill at Alere is Project Management; close to a seventh of Alere's people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Product Development.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of survey participants save for retirement through Alere's 401(k) plan. Most respondents can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.