Earning approximately $150K per year on average, Regulatory Affairs Directors receive the most money, followed by Marketing Directors ($143K), Regional Sales Managers ($119K), and National Sales Managers ($101K). Near the bottom at Danaher Corporation are Manufacturing Engineers, pulling in an average of just around $60K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $145K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Miami, Fla. (approximately $135K), Sunnyvale, Calif. ($129K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (about $95K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Elizabethtown, N.C. at around $59K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Pennsylvania; salaries there average to $180K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $64K annually. Average pay is approximately $88K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $105K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (about $135K per year) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $89K annually for accredited Certified Six Sigma Green Belts. Danaher Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in $143K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Strategic Marketing; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $130K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; just under one in five deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Product Development, Sales Management, and Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Danaher Corporation gives paid vacation to one in three respondents and paid sick leave to 18 percent. A large number of employees report contributing to a 401(k). For nearly all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.