Average Salary for PerkinElmer Life Sciences Employees

PerkinElmer Life Sciences is a biotechnology firm headquartered in Foster City, Calif. that hires for Manufacturing Engineer positions, Senior Product Development Scientist roles, and more. Compensation for PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees is around $85K annually on average. PerkinElmer Life Sciences paychecks are largely negotiated based on geography, though your job title and how long you've been working are also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Foster City, California 02451




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Residents of Boston, Mass. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $118K per year; other top-paying cities include Hopkinton, Mass. (about $79K) and Melville, N.Y. ($68K). By state, PerkinElmer Life Sciences pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $95K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Product Development Scientists, who bring in close to $105K per year, though Manufacturing Engineers are not far behind at around $72K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $79K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $75K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $90K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $109K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Biology make the most here, hauling in $91K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Matlab; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $99K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at PerkinElmer Life Sciences is Product Development, with nearly one-seventh considering it a key competency. Lean Manufacturing, Engineering Design, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are also desirable skills.


PerkinElmer Life Sciences' employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all employees participate in a 401(k) program. The vast majority of workers report having health insurance, and the vast majority of respondents report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for PerkinElmer Life Sciences


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87 %
$45,139 - $103,225
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

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