When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K annually) can be spotted in Bridgewater, N.J.; Wilmington, Del. (approximately $103K), Columbus, Ohio ($84K), and Lexington, Ky. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $50K) is Dublin, Ohio. Across Ashland, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of New Jersey earn the most, taking home around $127K per year.
Earning $123K annually on average, Information Technology Managers receive the most money, followed by Environmental Program Managers (about $107K), Tax Managers (around $80K), and Staff Scientists (approximately $80K). On the lower end are Computer Aided Design Designers at $45K on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $70K per year. Overall, the greater share of Ashland, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $64K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hour certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $103K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $88K annually for accredited Lean Six Sigma Certifications. Ashland, Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration are also well compensated, earning around $123K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Product Development among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $104K per year. A garden variety skill at Ashland, Inc. is Data Analysis; nearly one in seven of Ashland, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only two in five workers. A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all employees use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all respondents, and most employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other advantages of working at Ashland, Inc. are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.