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.