When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($169K per year) can be spotted in Minneapolis, Minn.; Rochester, Minn. (around $130K), Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $90K), and Phoenix, Ariz. (about $88K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Covington, Ga. — at $40K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, CR Bard, Inc. pays its Minnesota employees the most; the pay rate there is $132K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Quality Assurance Directors, who earn an average $150K per year, closely trailed by Plant Managers of Manufacturing (around $130K), Senior Electrical Engineers (approximately $100K), and Medical Devices Quality Engineers ($70K). Regulatory Affairs Specialists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $57K.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $62K annually on average. The largest slice of the CR Bard, Inc. workforce (28 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $81K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $135K annually for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $128K per year. The best paid folks at CR Bard, Inc. have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning $130K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Production Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $130K per year. A relatively widespread skill at CR Bard, Inc. is Quality Assurance / Quality Control; nearly one in six of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Quality Improvement / QA, and Product Development.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of CR Bard, Inc.'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 42 percent receiving paid vacation and a quarter of workers receiving paid sick days. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of respondents, and nearly all employees report receiving dental coverage as well. CR Bard, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.