IT Senior Project Managers earn the highest median pay at about $128K per year, followed by Senior Account Managers (around $72K), Inside and Outside Sales Managers (approximately $67K), and Research Scientists ($66K). Alere hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Quality Assurance Specialists ($45K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($125K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; San Diego, Calif. ($87K), Atlanta, Ga. ($87K), and Waltham, Mass. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $47K, Overland Park, Kan. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Georgia, where the average Alere employee makes about $93K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $57K annually. The largest fraction of Alere people (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn approximately $71K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $128K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded with median pay of $56K per year. Alere workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) are also well compensated, earning about $88K on average.
Employees who count Customer Relationship Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $95K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; roughly a seventh of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Product Development.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all workers save for retirement through Alere's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of survey participants and dental coverage for a strong majority of survey participants. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.