Marketing Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $166K per year — though Principal Software Engineers, Quality Managers, and Medical Writers also do fairly well at about $106K, $84K, and around $78K, respectively. Baxter Healthcare Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Manufacturing Associates ($55K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $90K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo. (around $86K), Round Lake, Ill. ($79K), and the company's headquarter city of Deerfield, Ill. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. Bloomington, Ind. is near the bottom for pay at about $44K. By state, Baxter Healthcare Corporation employees make the most in Colorado, earning approximately $84K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $73K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $61K per year. Overall, the greater share of Baxter Healthcare Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $93K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, who make $103K per year. On average, salaries rise to $102K annually for accredited Project Management Professionals. The best paid folks at Baxter Healthcare Corporation have an Executive Masters of Business Administration (Exec MBA), Marketing, earning approximately $158K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $91K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Baxter Healthcare Corporation workers, with about a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Baxter Healthcare Corporation gives paid vacation days to two in five respondents and sick leave to 28 percent. Almost all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Baxter Healthcare Corporation provides health insurance to nearly all employees, and most employees do receive dental coverage. Baxter Healthcare Corporation folks also make good use of a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.