Average Salary for St. Jude Medical, Inc. Employees

Saint Paul, Minn.-based St. Jude Medical, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Medical Devices Quality Engineer to Clinical Research Associate in the manufacturing industry. Compensation for St. Jude Medical, Inc. employees tends to be around $80K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at St. Jude Medical, Inc. fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; what you do at the company and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. 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
Employer: St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Quality Engineer, Medical Devices (7)
$44,652 - $98,931  
[-]Quality Engineer, Medical Devices (7)
Salary$48,330 - $93,572  
Bonus$169.27 - $3,978  
Total Pay$44,652 - $98,931  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (6)
$52,802 - $109,283  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (6)
Salary$56,216 - $104,384  
Total Pay$52,802 - $109,283  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Specialist (5)
$44,932 - $90,862  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Specialist (5)
Salary$51,968 - $92,097  
Total Pay$44,932 - $90,862  
[+]Senior Manufacturing Engineer (4)
$76,639 - $117,588  
[+]Senior Manufacturing Engineer (4)
Salary$77,119 - $109,950  
Bonus$1,439 - $12,718  
Total Pay$76,639 - $117,588  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $67K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $87K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $104K per year.


Typically, Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at $103K; Senior Manufacturing Engineers, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists, and Clinical Research Associates also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $96K, about $92K, and approximately $88K, respectively. St. Jude Medical, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Medical Devices Quality Engineers ($65K).


Median pay is highest in St. Paul (about $101K annually), followed by Minneapolis ($97K), Los Angeles ($96K), and Austin (around $86K). On the lower end is Plano at $66K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Massachusetts, where the average salary is $131K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $111K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt is rewarded at around $100K annually. St. Jude Medical, Inc. compensates Master of Science (MS), Regulatory Science-holders the most at approximately $115K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Product Development; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $113K. Project Management is a popular skill in the St. Jude Medical, Inc. workforce; about one in three of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Regulatory Compliance, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

44 percent have paid vacation, and only about 23 percent can take paid time off for illness. The vast majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Almost all workers have health insurance, and benefits for almost all employees also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at St. Jude Medical, Inc. are a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a company cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for St. Jude Medical, Inc.


44 %
56 %
$47,184 - $95,320
$66,489 - $117,438
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 40 votes.

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