Earning around $128K per year on average, IT Senior Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Account Managers (about $72K), Senior Research Associates ($67K), and Inside and Outside Sales Managers ($67K). Quality Assurance Specialists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $45K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $125K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Atlanta, Ga. (around $87K), San Diego, Calif. (about $86K), and Waltham, Mass. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Overland Park, Kan. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $47K. Alere workers in Georgia earn the most — approximately $93K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $56K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $71K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $128K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Microsoft Certified Professionals with credentials; these people earn $56K per year on average. Alere compensates Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS)-holders the most at about $88K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Product Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $102K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Alere is Project Management; approximately one in eight of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Alere sponsors a 401(k) program, and almost all survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Alere provides health insurance to a large number of survey participants, and most employees do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, gym membership, a company cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.