Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $71K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $87K annually. The largest slice of the St. Jude Medical, Inc. workforce (31 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $104K per year.
Senior Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $120K annually on average; Research & Development Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $117K, followed by Clinical Operations Managers earning about $90K and Biomedical Engineers making approximately $83K. Near the bottom at St. Jude Medical, Inc. are Regulatory Affairs Specialists, pulling in an average of just $70K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $108K per year) can be spotted in Sunnyvale, Calif.; Plymouth, Minn. ($97K), Los Angeles, Calif. (about $89K), and Austin, Texas ($88K) are the next top-paying cities. St. Paul, Minn. ranks low on the pay scale — at $67K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $92K annually) in California.
Certifications and Degrees
ASQ Certified Quality Auditors earn $103K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to about $101K annually for accredited IPC-A-610 Certifications. St. Jude Medical, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance — these employees rake in $125K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $96K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; nearly one in eight consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Engineering Design, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Regulatory Compliance.
Benefits and Perks
Only 37 percent at St. Jude Medical, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 19 percent can take sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, St. Jude Medical, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most respondents participate. St. Jude Medical, Inc. provides health insurance to almost all workers, and the vast majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.