General Manager VPs rake in the most money, with average earnings of $200K annually; Project Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $105K, while Senior Sales Executives and Laboratory Managers rank near the top as well (about $86K and $80K, respectively). Customer Service Representatives at SGS North America, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $45K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $200K per year) can be spotted in Dayton, N.J.; Houston, Texas ($102K), Philadelphia, Pa. ($93K), and Chicago, Ill. (about $84K) are the next top-paying cities. Fairfield, N.J. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $74K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to around $147K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $51K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $76K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of SGS North America, Inc. employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $86K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ScrumMasters have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $150K annually. Certified ITIL Leaders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $105K per year. Employees who have a Master of Computer Science (MCS) make the most here, hauling in approximately $150K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be New Business Development; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $86K per year. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a little less than a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Operations Management, Project Management, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
SGS North America, Inc. lets only a quarter of survey participants take paid vacation and only a sixth of employees take sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of workers, and a strong majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.