Senior Project Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $120K annually; Staff Scientists, Sales Support Specialists, and Process Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $88K, $81K, and about $79K, respectively. Accountants at Ashland, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $54K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $69K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ashland, Inc. employees (32 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn approximately $70K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K per year) can be spotted in Calvert City, Ky.; Wilmington, Del. ($86K), Lexington, Ky. (about $82K), and Bridgewater, N.J. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $70K, Columbus, Ohio is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Pennsylvania pays Ashland, Inc. the most — approximately $111K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Public Accountants, who make $155K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials; these people earn $80K annually on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) make the most here, hauling in around $103K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $90K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Ashland, Inc. workers, with slightly less than a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Chemical Process Engineering, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Slightly more than half of workers — the majority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. To plan for old age, almost all survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Ashland, Inc. provides health insurance to most workers, and a strong majority of employees do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym membership.