When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($66K per year) can be spotted in Duluth, Minn.; Raleigh, N.C. (approximately $65K), Roanoke, Va. (around $57K), and Birmingham, Ala. ($51K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of St. Joseph, Mo. — at $46K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to about $69K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $51K per year on average. The largest fraction of Altec Industries, Inc. people (30 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $69K annually on average.
Bringing in the most money are Mechanical Engineers — their earnings average about $61K per year. Systems Developers are a close second at around $58K along with Administrative Associates (approximately $45K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach $58K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $53K per year for accredited Certified SolidWorks Professionals. Altec Industries, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — these employees rake in about $72K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Microsoft SQL Server; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $76K per year. SolidWorks is regularly seen around here; slightly less than one-fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Technical Sales, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Altec Industries, Inc. provides health insurance to nearly all workers, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.