Bringing in the most money are Business Intelligence Managers — their earnings average $121K annually. Regional Sales Managers are a close second at about $105K along with Materials Managers ($92K) and Manufacturing Engineers (approximately $68K). Application Support Specialists make an average around $57K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $73K per year on average. Average pay is $83K annually 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 $98K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $112K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($105K), Seattle, Wash. (around $100K), and Radford, Va. (about $96K) are the next top-paying cities. Charlotte, N.C. is near the bottom for pay at $70K. Danaher Corporation workers in California earn the most — $104K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $140K annually. Becoming a Certified Scrum Product Owner can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $115K on average. The best paid folks at Danaher Corporation have a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), earning approximately $110K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Contract Negotiation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $134K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one in seven of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel as well.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, most respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all respondents, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.