When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $135K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Iowa City, Iowa ($79K), Pensacola, Fla. (about $69K), and Cedar Rapids, Iowa ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($54K) in Washington, DC, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $79K per year) in Pennsylvania.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $87K annually. Overall, the greater share of Act, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $59K per year.
Research Scientists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $80K annually — though Product Managers, Non-Profit Program Managers, and Program Project Managers also do fairly well at around $60K, about $57K, and $56K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $90K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrators with credentials; these people earn $70K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Act, Inc. awards around $118K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Research Analysis; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $93K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, approximately one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Program Management, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 43 percent. With an eye toward the future, Act, Inc. offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Almost all survey participants report having health insurance, and the vast majority of workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as flexible hours, gym membership, and life insurance.