Years of Experience
Average pay is $59K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $51K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $65K per year) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; Roanoke, Va. ($57K), St. Joseph, Mo. ($55K), and Birmingham, Ala. (around $48K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($47K) in Elizabethtown, Ky., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Altec Industries, Inc. employees make the most in California, earning $69K annually on average.
Mechanical Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $61K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $58K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Certified SolidWorks Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of around $53K per year on average. Altec Industries, Inc. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $62K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Microsoft SQL Server in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $76K per year. SolidWorks is a popular skill among Altec Industries, Inc. workers, with nearly one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Technical Sales round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Almost all respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.