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Average Salary for PerkinElmer Life Sciences Employees

PerkinElmer Life Sciences is a biotechnology firm headquartered in Foster City, Calif. that hires for Manufacturing Engineer positions, Senior Product Development Scientist roles, and more. The average employee at PerkinElmer Life Sciences takes home $83K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees is your experience level, though geography and your job title play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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PerkinElmer Life Sciences typically pays:
above market

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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.
[-]Senior Product Development Scientist (2)
$72,749 - $134,196  
[-]Senior Product Development Scientist (2)
Salary$76,894 - $130,623  
Bonus$739 - $7,529  
Total Pay$72,749 - $134,196  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (2)
$57,710 - $89,976  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (2)
Salary$59,677 - $89,037  
Total Pay$57,710 - $89,976  
[+]Machinist (2)
$34,351 - $58,371  
[+]Machinist (2)
Total Pay$34,351 - $58,371  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Foster City, California 02451




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Years of Experience

Average pay is $83K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $71K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees (26 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $89K annually on average.


Residents of Boston, Mass. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $108K per year; other top-paying cities include Hopkinton, Mass. (about $85K) and Melville, N.Y. ($68K). By state, PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees make the most in Illinois, earning around $90K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Product Development Scientists and Manufacturing Engineers; the former receives the highest median pay at about $105K per year while $76K annually is the norm for the latter.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, who make approximately $109K per year. At PerkinElmer Life Sciences, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Biology receive the highest salaries at $91K.


When it comes to skills, Lean Manufacturing seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $107K annually. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; a little less than one-fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Product Development, Matlab, and Manufacturing Process Engineering.

Benefits and Perks

Only 44 percent at PerkinElmer Life Sciences enjoy paid vacation time, and just 19 percent can take sick leave. To plan for old age, nearly all workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. PerkinElmer Life Sciences provides health insurance to the vast majority of workers, and the vast majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. PerkinElmer Life Sciences employees also enjoy perks such as a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for PerkinElmer Life Sciences


27 %
73 %
$44,494 - $100,558
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 5 votes.
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