Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $106K per year; Senior Product Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $90K, while Quality Assurance Specialists and Senior Account Managers rank near the top as well ($60K and around $59K, respectively). Research Scientists at Alere do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($49K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($83K annually) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Atlanta, Ga. ($80K), Charlottesville, Va. ($79K), and Waltham, Mass. (about $79K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $44K) in Overland Park, Kan., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Alere employees make the most in California, earning approximately $81K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $56K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Alere employees (36 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $61K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $95K annually for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt can certainly pay off here; those folks make $68K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Alere pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — approximately $86K.
Employees who count Product Development among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $89K per year. Microsoft Office is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-seventh of Alere's people use it regularly. Data Analysis, Biotechnology, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Alere; the company rewards only 31 percent with paid vacation time and only a sixth of employees with sick leave. Most survey participants save for retirement through Alere's 401(k) plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and gym membership.