Residents of Santa Barbara, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $127K per year; other top-paying cities include Gilbert, Ariz. (around $80K) and Naples, Fla. ($77K). Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — about $127K annually on average.
Earning $95K per year on average, Compliance Managers receive the most money, followed by Network Analysts ($74K) and Graphic Designers (around $60K).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $61K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (44 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $79K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $82K annually. Earning a Cisco Certified Network Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $74K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Arthrex, Inc. awards about $74K to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $87K annually. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Scheduling, and Inventory Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and the vast majority of workers use it to save for retirement. For nearly all employees, benefits include health insurance, and almost all respondents get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to gym membership, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and life insurance.