Average Salary for Alere Employees

The median salary at Alere is $61K annually. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Alere, but geography and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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.

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Key Stats for Alere


41 %
59 %
$40,268 - $92,793
$45,449 - $80,281
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
$46,057 - $74,379
$40,750 - $77,500
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

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