Technical Operations Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $114K annually; Operations Managers, Staff Engineers, and Laboratory Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $95K, $68K, and $63K, respectively. Office Managers at SGS North America, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $50K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $93K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Aurora, Colo. (approximately $68K), Bartlesville, Okla. ($63K), and Fairfield, N.J. (about $62K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Corpus Christi, Texas at $40K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $95K annually.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $60K per year. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $90K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $95K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); SGS North America, Inc. awards $95K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $135K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at SGS North America, Inc. is Project Management, with more than a third considering it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Research Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
38 percent have paid vacation, and only about an eighth of respondents can take paid time off for illness. A fair number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). A strong majority of workers receive health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents get dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.