When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K annually) can be spotted in Bridgewater, N.J.; Wilmington, Del. ($103K), Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $90K), and Columbus, Ohio (about $79K) are the next top-paying cities. Dublin, Ohio is near the bottom for pay at around $51K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays Ashland, Inc. the most — $125K per year on average.
Information Technology Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $125K annually on average; Tax Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $80K, followed by Staff Scientists earning $77K and Process Engineers making $64K. Executive Assistants make an average $50K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $64K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $66K annually. Overall, the greater share of Ashland, Inc. folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average $121K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $80K annually for Certified Public Accountants, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $66K per year. Ashland, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration — these employees rake in around $123K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Product Development; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $115K per year. A garden variety skill at Ashland, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; nearly one in eight of Ashland, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 31 percent. A large number of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Ashland, Inc. sponsors. The vast majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of workers report having dental coverage. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.