The highest average salaries go to Senior Marketing Managers, who bring in close to $132K per year, though Principal Software Engineers are not far behind at $106K along with Quality Managers (about $98K) and Medical Writers (approximately $76K). Manufacturing Associates at Baxter Healthcare Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $52K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $61K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $75K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Baxter Healthcare Corporation employees (29 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $101K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($105K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo. ($95K), Englewood, Colo. (about $84K), and Round Lake, Ill. (around $81K) are the next top-paying cities. Thousand Oaks, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $72K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Colorado; salaries there average to $95K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $98K per year. On average, salaries rise to approximately $95K annually 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 about $119K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Strategic Marketing; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $120K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills 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 workers receiving paid vacation and 30 percent receiving paid sick days. The vast majority of employees save for retirement through Baxter Healthcare Corporation's 401(k) plan. The vast majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.