Marketing Directors earn the highest median pay at $143K annually, followed by Senior Staff Systems Engineers (about $109K), National Sales Managers (around $101K), and Product Marketing Managers (approximately $79K). On the lower end are Manufacturing Engineers at $61K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($145K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Miami, Fla. (around $128K), Charlotte, N.C. ($93K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($92K) are the next top-paying cities. Orange, Calif. is near the bottom for pay at $74K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $145K annually) in Illinois.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $78K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $70K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $110K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $113K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt is rewarded with median pay of $103K per year. The best paid folks at Danaher Corporation have a Doctorate (PhD), earning around $143K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Business Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $145K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; around one in seven of Danaher Corporation's people use it regularly. Product Development, Microsoft Excel, and Sales Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three respondents receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a fifth of workers receiving sick leave. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. At Danaher Corporation, a large number of employees have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.