Medical Science Liaisons are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $120K per year on average; Senior Accountants are next on the list, bringing in close to $77K, followed by Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives earning about $76K and Sales Specialists making $73K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $110K annually) can be spotted in Edison, N.J.; Parsippany, N.J. (around $85K), Anchorage, Alaska ($76K), and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (approximately $73K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to around $144K per year.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $78K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $69K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $100K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make approximately $105K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $64K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $100K annually. Field Sales is a popular skill among Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. workers, with one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Relationship Management, Account Sales, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to a company cell phone, company car / automobile, tuition reimbursement, stock options, and private medical insurance (pmi).