When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $144K per year) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Tucson, Ariz. ($127K), Santa Clara, Calif. ($108K), and Pleasanton, Calif. ($102K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Indianapolis, Ind. — at around $84K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Arizona offers the highest pay at about $120K annually.
Principal Scientists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $115K per year on average; National Account Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $110K, followed by Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists earning $107K and Technical Support Engineers making $90K. Financial compensation for Contract Analysts is rather low — on average only $70K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $76K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $81K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Roche Diagnostics Corporation employees (39 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $94K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $135K per year for Certified Regulatory Compliance Managers; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to approximately $105K annually for accredited ASQ Certified Quality Auditors. At Roche Diagnostics Corporation, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at $143K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Product Development; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $121K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; a little less than one-fifth consider it a key competency. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Molecular Biology, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 44 percent receiving paid vacation and 31 percent receiving paid sick days. Almost all employees participate in a 401(k) program. Nearly all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.