Senior Product Development Scientists earn the highest median pay at $121K per year, followed by Staff Scientists (about $87K) and Manufacturing Engineers ($72K).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $66K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $73K per year. The largest slice of the PerkinElmer Life Sciences workforce (30 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $96K annually.
Residents of Boston, Mass. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $100K per year; other top-paying cities include Shelton, Conn. (approximately $75K) and Hopkinton, Mass. (around $71K). By state, the highest pay levels are found in Connecticut, where the average PerkinElmer Life Sciences employee makes about $82K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
PerkinElmer Life Sciences compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance-holders the most at $137K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Product Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $112K annually. A relatively widespread skill at PerkinElmer Life Sciences is Lean Manufacturing; approximately one in six of employees use it for work. Manufacturing Process Engineering, Process Improvement, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Almost all survey participants receive health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.