When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $95K per year) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Houston, Texas (about $92K), Aurora, Colo. ($68K), and Fairfield, N.J. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Corpus Christi, Texas; in fact, at $40K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average SGS North America, Inc. employee makes approximately $100K annually.
Operations Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $95K per year on average; Staff Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $68K, followed by Laboratory Managers earning about $63K and Research Scientists making $52K. With salaries averaging $50K, Office Managers are among the lowest paid at SGS North America, Inc.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $90K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $59K per year. The largest slice of the SGS North America, Inc. workforce (31 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $80K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $150K per year for Certified ScrumMasters, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at SGS North America, Inc. have a Bachelor's Degree, earning about $95K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Operations Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $119K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; over a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
35 percent have paid vacation, and only about one-seventh of survey participants can take paid time off for illness. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at SGS North America, Inc., including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A fair number of respondents report having health insurance, and a strong majority of employees report having dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.