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Average Salary for PerkinElmer Life Sciences Employees

Operating out of Foster City, California, biotechnology company PerkinElmer Life Sciences employs talent in positions ranging from Manufacturing Engineer to Operations Manager. The median income for PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees is $82K per year. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for PerkinElmer Life Sciences workers, followed by your experience level and geography. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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[-]Manufacturing Engineer (2)
$58,053 - $90,728  
[-]Manufacturing Engineer (2)
Salary$59,091 - $88,667  
Total Pay$58,053 - $90,728  
[+]Operations Manager (2)
$65,437 - $155,347  
[+]Operations Manager (2)
Salary$66,543 - $144,241  
Total Pay$65,437 - $155,347  
[+]Field Service Engineer (2)
$53,867 - $107,338  
[+]Field Service Engineer (2)
Salary$49,036 - $95,604  
Bonus$1,386 - $19,948  
Total Pay$53,867 - $107,338  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Operations Managers earn the highest median pay at $113K, followed by Manufacturing Engineers (approximately $76K) and Field Service Engineers (around $68K).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $67K. For those with at least five years experience, pay generally amounts to about $90K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $89K annually.


Residents of Boston pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $90K per year; other top-paying cities include Downers Grove ($87K) and Hopkinton (around $85K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of Massachusetts pays PerkinElmer Life Sciences the most — $90K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $97K. Bigger paychecks are awarded to HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours with credentials; these people typically earn $64K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at PerkinElmer Life Sciences come out on top, and their salaries approach around $91K annually.


Employees who count Operations Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $113K. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-fourth of PerkinElmer Life Sciences' people use it regularly. Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Matlab are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, PerkinElmer Life Sciences provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the vast majority of workers participate. Nearly all workers receive health insurance, and almost all employees get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and gym membership.

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30 %

female alumni


70 %

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$44,651 - $100,735

Years of Experience

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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