Nearing the top of the pay scale are Technical Operations Managers, Directors of Operations, Engineering Supervisors, and Staff Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $114K annually, the other salaries come in at $105K, around $73K, and about $68K, respectively. SGS North America, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Research Scientists ($52K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($97K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Rutherford, N.J. (around $78K), Aurora, Colo. (approximately $68K), and Fairfield, N.J. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $40K) is Corpus Christi, Texas. By state, SGS North America, Inc. pays its Texas employees the most; the pay rate there is $95K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $90K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $58K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of SGS North America, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $97K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Business Certificate Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $86K annually. SGS North America, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA)-holders the most at approximately $130K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $135K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; about one in three consider it a key competency. Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for a strong majority of workers, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.