Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $90K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $72K annually.
Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $120K per year; Senior Mechanical Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $90K, while Clinical Operations Managers and Technical Support Specialists rank near the top as well (around $90K and approximately $79K, respectively). Financial compensation for Regulatory Affairs Specialists is rather low — on average only $61K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $121K annually) can be spotted in Sunnyvale, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif. ($90K), Austin, Texas (around $87K), and Westford, Mass. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $67K, St. Paul, Minn. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $93K per year) in California.
Certifications and Degrees
ASQ Certified Quality Auditors are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $103K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to IPC-A-610 Certifications with credentials; these people earn $101K per year on average. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance at St. Jude Medical, Inc. — these employees make the most at $125K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Product Development; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $104K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, nearly one-sixth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
St. Jude Medical, Inc. lets only 28 percent take paid vacation and only one in six survey participants take sick leave. A large number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). For almost all workers, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of workers get dental coverage, too. St. Jude Medical, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.