Bringing in the most money are Senior Marketing Managers — their earnings average $132K annually. Principal Software Engineers are a close second at $106K along with Quality Managers (around $98K) and Medical Writers ($76K). Baxter Healthcare Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Manufacturing Associates (about $52K on average).
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $75K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $61K annually. The largest slice of the Baxter Healthcare Corporation workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $98K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo. (around $95K), Los Angeles, Calif. (about $84K), and Round Lake, Ill. (approximately $78K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Bloomington, Ind.; in fact, at around $63K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $95K per year) in Colorado.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $98K annually. Acquiring certification to be a APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management is rewarded with median pay of $95K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Baxter Healthcare Corporation pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) the most — $119K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Strategic Marketing; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $120K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two in five employees receiving paid vacation and 30 percent receiving paid sick days. Almost all respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Nearly all respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage. Perks also include a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.