When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K per year) can be spotted in Bridgewater, N.J.; Wilmington, Del. ($103K), Atlanta, Ga. ($90K), and Columbus, Ohio (about $82K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $51K) in Dublin, Ohio, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, New Jersey offers the highest pay at approximately $125K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Information Technology Managers, Tax Managers, Staff Scientists, and Process Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $123K per year, the other salaries come in at $80K, $77K, and approximately $67K, respectively. Computer Aided Design Designers make an average around $45K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $68K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (26 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $65K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants receive bigger paychecks (about $80K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $66K per year for accredited APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration at Ashland, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $123K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Product Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $115K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the Ashland, Inc. workforce; around one in seven of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only 38 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Nearly all respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.