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Average Salary for SGS North America, Inc. Employees

A salary of $63K per year is the median rate at SGS North America, Inc. Though your city and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at SGS North America, Inc., what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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SGS North America, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: SGS North America, Inc.
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.
[-]Director of Operations (4)
$83,822 - $164,250  
[-]Director of Operations (4)
Salary$80,964 - $147,400  
Bonus$4,640 - $34,933  
Total Pay$83,822 - $164,250  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$39,549 - $81,701  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$43,075 - $81,871  
Total Pay$39,549 - $81,701  
[+]Laboratory Manager (2)
$43,950 - $96,261  
[+]Laboratory Manager (2)
Salary$46,701 - $87,842  
Bonus$266.31 - $10,912  
Total Pay$43,950 - $96,261  
[+]Research Scientist (2)
$26,257 - $75,002  
[+]Research Scientist (2)
Salary$28,463 - $75,288  
Total Pay$26,257 - $75,002  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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Sgs North America Inc.

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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.

Key Stats for SGS North America, Inc.


31 %
69 %
$39,902 - $91,563
$42,000 - $101,440
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 14 votes.
United States (change)

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