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Average Salary for Covidien Employees

The median income for Covidien employees is $77K per year. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and what you do at the company are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Covidien. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $76K annually on average. The largest fraction of Covidien people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $62K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K annually) can be spotted in Minneapolis, Minn.; Boulder, Colo. (around $97K), Boston, Mass. ($92K), and New Haven, Conn. (about $80K) are the next top-paying cities. North Haven, Conn. is near the bottom for pay at $64K. By state, Covidien employees make the most in Minnesota, earning around $113K per year on average.


Senior Product Development Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $98K annually on average; Senior Mechanical Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $96K, followed by Engineering Project Managers earning $86K and Medical Devices Quality Engineers making $74K. Among the lower-paid positions at Covidien are Product Development Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches $66K.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified SolidWorks Professionals earn $111K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $102K on average. Employees who have a Doctorate (PhD) make the most here, hauling in about $118K annually.


Employees who count Product Development among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $96K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among Covidien workers, with just under a fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-half of employees at Covidien enjoy paid vacation time, and just 23 percent can take sick leave. Nearly all survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Covidien


38 %
63 %
$46,386 - $101,903
$53,165 - $109,756
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
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