Agility. Ingenuity. Integrity.

We strive to be innovative in the benefits packages we deliver to our employees. We recognize the unique and individual needs of our people, and thus we seek to offer benefits that are flexible and supportive.

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Insurance begins on the 1st day of the month following employment.
  • Medical Insurance - Employees have a choice of various plans offered through CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)
  • Prescription coverage is included and provided by MEDCO
  • Dental Insurance – Provided through Delta Dental (Participating Dentists: Delta Dental PPO & Delta Dental Premier)
  • Vision Insurance – Provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Sotera pays a fixed percent of employee’s insurance premiums

Additional Insurance Benefits

  • Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Additional Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Retirement Plans

  • 401(k) and Discretionary Employer Contribution

Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Sotera provides paid time off to eligible employees to cover vacation, illness for employees or dependents, and personal time off. The PTO benefit accrues per pay period.

Other Paid Leave

  • Funeral Leave
  • Jury Duty/Court Leave
  • Official Facility Closure Leave
  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Military Leave


  • All employees will be paid bi-weekly, every other Friday, for salary accrued during the previous pay period (i.e., paid on the last day of the month for work performed during 1st through the 15th).

Professional Development & Other Benefits

  • Training & career development
  • Tuition reimbursement program (maximum of $5,250 per calendar year)
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Annual summer and holiday events
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Professional membership reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Automatic direct deposit option
  • Employee 1-800 customer service number for questions regarding benefits
  • Wireless phone service discount program through AT&T Wireless
  • Credit union membership with Northwest Federal Credit Union