Quality Assurance Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $150K annually — though Plant Managers of Manufacturing, Project Engineers, and Medical Devices Quality Engineers also do fairly well at about $130K, $77K, and around $65K, respectively. Regulatory Affairs Specialists make an average $57K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $140K per year) can be spotted in Minneapolis, Minn.; Rochester, Minn. ($130K), Atlanta, Ga. ($90K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Salt Lake City, Utah ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $59K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. CR Bard, Inc. workers in Minnesota earn the most — around $130K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $62K per year on average. Average pay is approximately $80K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of CR Bard, Inc. people (25 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn around $116K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $132K annually for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of $130K per year on average. CR Bard, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA)-holders the most at $108K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Production Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $130K per year. A garden variety skill at CR Bard, Inc. is Project Management; nearly one in six of CR Bard, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Quality Improvement / QA.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
38 percent receive paid vacation, and only a quarter of respondents get sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all respondents, and almost all employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.