Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $66K annually. Overall, the greater share of Ashland, Inc. folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average $70K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $95K annually) can be spotted in Calvert City, Ky.; Wilmington, Del. (about $84K), Hopewell, Va. ($79K), and Lexington, Ky. ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Dublin, Ohio; in fact, at $50K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Ashland, Inc. employees make the most in Pennsylvania, earning $111K per year on average.
Staff Scientists earn the highest median pay at $84K annually, followed by Tax Managers (about $80K), Systems Specialists (approximately $76K), and Chemical Engineers (around $69K). Bookkeepers at Ashland, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($48K on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $103K per year. On average, salaries rise to about $95K annually for accredited Certified Public Accountants. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) make the most here, hauling in $103K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Engineering Design; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $93K annually. A common skill in Ashland, Inc.'s work force is Project Management; one in four of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Chemical Process Engineering, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one-half of workers — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Most respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most employees have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a casual working environment.