Average Salary for PerkinElmer Life Sciences Employees

Based in Foster City, Calif.,biotechnology player PerkinElmer Life Sciences offers many employment opportunities, including Manufacturing Engineer and Senior Product Development Scientist positions. The average PerkinElmer Life Sciences employee earns $85K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees is where you live, though your role at the company and how long you've been working play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 approximately $118K per year; other top-paying cities include Hopkinton, Mass. (about $79K) and Melville, N.Y. (around $68K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $95K annually) in Illinois.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Product Development Scientists, who earn an average $105K per year, closely trailed by Manufacturing Engineers ($72K) annually.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $75K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $79K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $90K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $109K annually. PerkinElmer Life Sciences compensates Bachelor of Science in Biology-holders the most at $91K per year.


Employees who count Matlab among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $99K annually. Folks here also tend to know Product Development; on the survey, close to one-seventh of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Lean Manufacturing, Engineering Design, and Manufacturing Process Engineering.


At PerkinElmer Life Sciences, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that PerkinElmer Life Sciences sponsors. Nearly all respondents report having health insurance, and the vast majority of employees report having dental coverage. Perks also include a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.

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$45,139 - $103,225

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