Average Salary for PerkinElmer Life Sciences Employees

Headquartered in Foster City, Calif., PerkinElmer Life Sciences offers a range of employment opportunities in the biotechnology, from Manufacturing Engineer to Senior Product Development Scientist. An average PerkinElmer Life Sciences employee can expect to make $77K annually. At PerkinElmer Life Sciences, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and where you live each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Product Development Scientists, Staff Scientists, and Manufacturing Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $121K per year, the other salaries come in at $87K and approximately $72K, respectively.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $73K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $66K per year. Overall, the greater share of PerkinElmer Life Sciences folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $96K annually.


Residents of Boston, Mass. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $100K per year; other top-paying cities include Shelton, Conn. (around $75K) and Hopkinton, Mass. ($71K). By state, PerkinElmer Life Sciences pays its Connecticut employees the most; the pay rate there is about $82K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance make the most here, hauling in $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 garden variety skill at PerkinElmer Life Sciences is Lean Manufacturing; approximately one-sixth of PerkinElmer Life Sciences' people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Manufacturing Process Engineering, Process Improvement, and Data Analysis.


Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, PerkinElmer Life Sciences provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of survey participants participate. PerkinElmer Life Sciences provides health insurance to the vast majority of survey participants, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

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$52,000 - $99,157

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
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