Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average $114K annually. Clinical Project Managers are a close second at $110K along with Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists (around $92K) and Clinical Operations Managers ($90K). Medical Devices Quality Engineers make an average about $70K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $87K per year. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $69K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($99K per year) can be spotted in St. Paul, Minn.; Minneapolis, Minn. (around $95K), Sunnyvale, Calif. ($90K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (about $89K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $68K) is Plano, Texas. By state, St. Jude Medical, Inc. employees make the most in Tennessee, earning $121K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $115K per year for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $95K on average. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Regulatory Science make the most here, hauling in about $115K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be C++; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $114K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Regulatory Compliance, Clinical Research, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
St. Jude Medical, Inc. lets only one-half of employees take paid vacation and only 23 percent 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 employees participate. The vast majority of employees report having health insurance, and nearly all workers report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.