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. ($79K) and Melville, N.Y. (approximately $68K). By state, PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees make the most in California, earning about $90K annually on average.
Senior Product Development Scientists earn the highest median pay at $105K per year, followed by Manufacturing Engineers (around $72K) annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $79K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $71K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $87K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach $96K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. PerkinElmer Life Sciences compensates Bachelor of Science in Biology-holders the most at around $91K per year.
When it comes to skills, Matlab seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $99K annually. Lean Manufacturing also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly a seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Engineering Design, Product Development, and Manufacturing Process Engineering.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Nearly all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for almost all survey participants also include dental insurance. Privileges also include a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a company cell phone, and gym membership.