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Average Salary for St. Jude Medical, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, St. Jude Medical, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the manufacturing industry, from Medical Devices Quality Engineer to Clinical Research Associate. The median income for St. Jude Medical, Inc. employees is $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.

How This Employer Pays

St. Jude Medical, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Abbott Laboratories
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)
$44,396 - $93,575  
[-]Quality Engineer, Medical Devices (7)
Salary$47,392 - $90,538  
Bonus$275.97 - $5,182  
Total Pay$44,396 - $93,575  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (5)
$52,113 - $110,307  
[+]Clinical Research Associate (CRA) (5)
Salary$55,123 - $105,572  
Total Pay$52,113 - $110,307  
[+]Clinical Specialist, Medical Devices (4)
$54,224 - $123,060  
[+]Clinical Specialist, Medical Devices (4)
Salary$54,822 - $108,303  
Bonus$2,736 - $30,040  
Total Pay$54,224 - $123,060  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Specialist (4)
$44,040 - $89,978  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Specialist (4)
Salary$51,444 - $92,704  
Total Pay$44,040 - $89,978  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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St. Jude Medical, Inc. Details

Saint Paul, Minnesota


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

St Jude Medical Inc

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make about $67K. Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach $87K. Overall, the greater share of St. Jude Medical, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $104K per year.


Senior Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $103K; Senior Manufacturing Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $96K, followed by Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists earning approximately $92K and Clinical Research Associates making about $88K. Medical Devices Quality Engineers make $65K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


Median pay is highest in St. Paul (approximately $101K annually), followed by Minneapolis (around $97K), Los Angeles ($96K), and Austin ($86K). Plano ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $66K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across St. Jude Medical, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Massachusetts earn the most, taking home around $131K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts receive bigger paychecks ($111K) than those without credentials. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of $100K annually. Those with a Master of Science (MS), Regulatory Science at St. Jude Medical, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach about $115K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Product Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $113K. One of the more prevalent skills at St. Jude Medical, Inc. is Project Management, with one in three considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Regulatory Compliance, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at St. Jude Medical, Inc.; the company rewards only 44 percent with paid vacation time and only 23 percent with sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, St. Jude Medical, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and almost all employees participate. The vast majority of workers report having health insurance, and nearly all workers report having dental coverage. Privileges also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a company cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

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
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

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