Product Management Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $133K annually — though Senior Product Managers, Senior Research Associates, and Research Scientists also do fairly well at $90K, $67K, and $66K, respectively. Near the bottom at Alere are Technical Support Specialists, pulling in an average of just around $48K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $123K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; San Diego, Calif. ($83K), Waltham, Mass. (about $82K), and Waltham, Mass. ($72K) are the next top-paying cities. At $45K, Overland Park, Kan. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Georgia, where the average salary is around $109K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $55K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Alere employees (29 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn around $72K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $95K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Microsoft Certified Professionals with credentials; these people earn $56K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at Alere — these employees make the most at approximately $105K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Customer Relationship Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $95K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, nearly one in ten of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Alere folks also make good use of a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.