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Average Salary for St. Jude Medical, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Saint Paul, Minn., manufacturing company St. Jude Medical, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Medical Devices Quality Engineer to Regulatory Affairs Specialist. The median salary at St. Jude Medical, Inc. is $80K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for St. Jude Medical, Inc. employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and where you live play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

St. Jude Medical, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Abbott Laboratories, Covance, Inc
Employer: St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Quality Engineer, Medical Devices (7)
$44,751 - $97,290  
[-]Quality Engineer, Medical Devices (7)
Salary$47,465 - $93,050  
Bonus$553 - $5,105  
Total Pay$44,751 - $97,290  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Specialist (6)
$44,310 - $89,991  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Specialist (6)
Salary$48,231 - $90,710  
Total Pay$44,310 - $89,991  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (5)
$52,815 - $113,535  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (5)
Salary$55,929 - $112,051  
Total Pay$52,815 - $113,535  
[+]Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist (4)
$62,246 - $114,006  
[+]Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist (4)
Salary$64,898 - $118,242  
Total Pay$62,246 - $114,006  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175

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About This Company

Saint Paul, Minnesota 


Manufacturing, Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus, Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing

St Jude Medical Inc

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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.

Key Stats for St. Jude Medical, Inc.


41 %
59 %
$48,150 - $96,324
$62,846 - $112,702
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
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