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Average Salary for Ashland, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Covington, Kentucky, petroleum company Ashland, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Staff Scientist to Senior Research Scientist. A salary of $76K annually is the going rate at Ashland, Inc. What you do at the company influences pay for Ashland, Inc. workers the most, followed by where you live and how long you've been working. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Ashland, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Ashland, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Staff Scientist (4)
$45,777 - $138,340  
[-]Staff Scientist (4)
Salary$57,812 - $107,526  
Bonus$1,426 - $10,930  
Total Pay$45,777 - $138,340  
[+]Research Scientist (2)
$48,451 - $130,489  
[+]Research Scientist (2)
Salary$51,337 - $119,841  
Total Pay$48,451 - $130,489  
[+]Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) (2)
$79,284 - $140,063  
[+]Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) (2)
Salary$79,082 - $128,149  
Total Pay$79,284 - $140,063  
[+]Service Center Manager (2)
$27,218 - $54,576  
[+]Service Center Manager (2)
Salary$30,294 - $55,908  
Bonus$418.22 - $6,542  
Total Pay$27,218 - $54,576  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Ashland, Inc. Details

Covington, Kentucky


Petroleum, Manufacturing, Chemical industry

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Information Technology Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $125K; Senior Research Scientists are next on the list, bringing in close to $102K, followed by Research Scientists earning $99K and Staff Scientists making about $78K. Customer Service Representatives make around $38K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


Median pay is highest in Wilmington ($121K per year), followed by Bridgewater (about $106K), Columbus ($79K), and Los Angeles (around $64K). At $55K, Dublin is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Ashland, Inc. employees make the most in Delaware, earning approximately $123K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Ashland, Inc. for between five and ten years haul in $64K on average. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $64K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Ashland, Inc. employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and typically earn around $120K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

ISO Internal Auditors have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $86K. Bigger paychecks are awarded to APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management s with credentials; these people typically earn approximately $72K annually. Ashland, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration-holders the most at $105K per year.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Technical Sales; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $106K. Data Analysis is a popular skill in the Ashland, Inc. workforce; nearly one-tenth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Product Development, Microsoft Office, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 36 percent receiving paid vacation and 28 percent receiving paid sick days. A solid majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for nearly all workers, dental coverage is too. Ashland, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a company cell phone, a casual working environment, and gym membership.

Key Stats

30 %
70 %
$38,448 - $80,854
$42,721 - $125,712
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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