The highest paychecks go to Senior Marketing Managers, who earn an average $126K annually, closely trailed by Quality Managers ($98K), Research Associates (around $78K), and Medical Writers ($76K). Among the lower-paid positions at Baxter Healthcare Corporation are Quality Assurance Associates — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $59K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $61K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $77K annually on average. The largest slice of the Baxter Healthcare Corporation workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $97K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $94K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Los Angeles, Calif. ($90K), Englewood, Colo. ($84K), and Round Lake, Ill. (approximately $78K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $63K) is Bloomington, Ind. The highest pay by state can be found in Colorado, where salaries average out at $95K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $98K annually for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to $95K per year for accredited APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements. At Baxter Healthcare Corporation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) receive the highest salaries at around $119K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Strategic Marketing; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $115K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 37 percent receiving paid vacation and just under a third of workers receiving sick leave. Almost all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all survey participants, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.