Business Development VPs rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $236K annually; Information Technology Directors come in second with average earnings amounting to $168K, while Field Service Engineers and Regulatory Affairs Specialists rank near the top as well (around $84K and $79K, respectively). Financial compensation for Supplier Quality Engineers is rather low — on average only approximately $67K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($236K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Los Angeles, Calif. (about $132K), Greensboro, N.C. ($115K), and Philadelphia, Pa. ($97K) are the next top-paying cities. Orange, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $82K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $115K annually) in Massachusetts.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $79K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $71K annually. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $94K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants receive bigger paychecks ($165K annually) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of about $113K per year. Danaher Corporation workers who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are also well compensated, earning $128K on average.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Marketing Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $113K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Danaher Corporation is Project Management, with close to one-sixth considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all survey participants, and almost all workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and stock options.