The highest paychecks go to Business Development VPs, who earn an average $236K annually, closely trailed by Regulatory Affairs Directors ($151K), Senior Staff Systems Engineers (about $109K), and Marketing Managers (approximately $87K). Manufacturing Engineers make an average $68K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $182K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Miami, Fla. (approximately $128K), Boxborough, Mass. (about $100K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (around $94K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Orange, Calif. — at $74K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Massachusetts pays Danaher Corporation the most — $129K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $79K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $71K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $116K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants earn $165K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $113K per year. Employees who have a Doctorate (PhD) make the most here, hauling in approximately $143K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $120K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Danaher Corporation is Project Management; around a seventh of employees use it for work. Microsoft Excel, Product Development, and Strategic Marketing round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
31 percent have paid vacation, and only about 18 percent can take paid time off for illness. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Danaher Corporation provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly all respondents participate. Perks cover health insurance for almost all respondents and dental coverage for nearly all employees. Some other perks are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.