Regulatory Affairs Directors earn the highest median pay at $150K annually, followed by Marketing Directors (approximately $143K), Regional Sales Managers (around $100K), and Field Service Engineers ($75K). Earning only $61K on average, Manufacturing Engineers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $128K per year) can be spotted in Miami, Fla.; Chicago, Ill. (around $124K), Charlotte, N.C. (approximately $93K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($92K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Orange, Calif. — at about $74K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Massachusetts, where salaries average out at $130K annually.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $77K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $70K annually. The largest fraction of Danaher Corporation people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $110K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $113K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to approximately $103K per year for accredited Certified Six Sigma Green Belts. The best paid folks at Danaher Corporation have a Doctorate (PhD), earning $143K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Sales Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $124K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one in seven of Danaher Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Product Development, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Danaher Corporation; the company rewards only one in three survey participants with paid vacation time and only 18 percent with sick leave. A large number of employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Danaher Corporation sponsors. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Danaher Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.