Average Salary for Ashland, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Covington, Ky., petroleum company Ashland, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Chemical Engineer to Process Engineer. An average Ashland, Inc. employee can expect to make $71K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Ashland, Inc. employees is your experience level, though where you live and your job title play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Covington, Kentucky 


Petroleum, Manufacturing, Chemical industry

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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.

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Key Stats for Ashland, Inc.


35 %
65 %
$43,288 - $80,418
$60,410 - $114,956
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
$46,685 - $90,462
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
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