The highest average salaries go to Marketing Directors, who bring in close to $146K per year, though Senior Software Engineers are not far behind at approximately $115K along with Medical Devices Quality Engineers (about $78K) and Medical Devices Clinical Specialists ($77K). Near the bottom at St. Jude Medical, Inc. are Regulatory Affairs Specialists, pulling in an average of just around $68K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at St. Jude Medical, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $87K annually on average. The largest fraction of St. Jude Medical, Inc. people (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $71K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($91K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Austin, Texas (approximately $90K), Sunnyvale, Calif. (around $90K), and Plymouth, Minn. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in St. Paul, Minn.; in fact, at $73K it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to about $91K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
ASQ Certified Quality Auditors earn around $113K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. IPC-A-610 Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $101K per year. St. Jude Medical, Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance are also well compensated, earning $127K on average.
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 $111K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among St. Jude Medical, Inc. workers, with a little less than one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Engineering Design were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, St. Jude Medical, Inc. gives paid vacation to one in three workers and paid sick leave to one in six employees. Most workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and life insurance.