Average Salary for PerkinElmer Life Sciences Employees

Based in Foster City, Calif.,biotechnology sector player PerkinElmer Life Sciences offers many employment opportunities, including Manufacturing Engineer and Operations Manager positions. The median income for PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees is $83K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees is your job title, though your experience level and where you live play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: PerkinElmer Life Sciences
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Manufacturing Engineer (2)
$57,381 - $90,542  
[-]Manufacturing Engineer (2)
Salary$60,187 - $88,514  
Total Pay$57,381 - $90,542  
[+]Operations Manager (2)
$72,167 - $161,174  
[+]Operations Manager (2)
Salary$70,039 - $148,849  
Total Pay$72,167 - $161,174  
[+]Field Service Engineer (2)
$53,945 - $107,648  
[+]Field Service Engineer (2)
Salary$49,424 - $97,649  
Bonus$1,416 - $110,500  
Total Pay$53,945 - $107,648  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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About This Company

Foster City, California 02451




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Bringing in the most money are Operations Managers — their earnings average approximately $113K. Manufacturing Engineers are a close second at about $76K along with Field Service Engineers ($68K).

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of $90K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $67K. The largest fraction of PerkinElmer Life Sciences people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $89K annually.


Residents of Boston pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $90K per year; other top-paying cities include Downers Grove ($87K) and Hopkinton (about $85K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Massachusetts, where the average salary is approximately $90K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $97K. HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at $64K per year. PerkinElmer Life Sciences compensates Bachelor of Science in Biology-holders the most at $91K annually.


Employees who count Operations Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $113K. A relatively widespread skill at PerkinElmer Life Sciences is Project Management; close to a fourth of employees use it for work. Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Matlab are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. PerkinElmer Life Sciences provides health insurance to almost all employees, and the vast majority of workers do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for PerkinElmer Life Sciences


27 %
73 %
$44,651 - $100,735
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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