When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K per year) can be spotted in Bridgewater, N.J.; Wilmington, Del. ($103K), Columbus, Ohio (approximately $83K), and Lexington, Ky. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. Dublin, Ohio is near the bottom for pay at about $50K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New Jersey, where the average salary is around $127K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Information Technology Managers, Environmental Program Managers, Tax Managers, and Staff Scientists; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $123K per year, the other salaries come in at around $107K, about $80K, and $80K, respectively. Computer Aided Design Designers make an average $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 $66K annually. Overall, the greater share of Ashland, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $64K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours receive bigger paychecks (about $103K annually) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Public Accountants with credentials; these people earn around $80K per year on average. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration make the most here, hauling in $123K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $77K per year. A common skill in Ashland, Inc.'s work force is Microsoft Excel; approximately one in seven of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Chemical Process Engineering.
Benefits and Perks
Just two-fifths of respondents receive paid time off. Nearly all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Ashland, Inc. provides health insurance to almost all respondents, and most respondents do receive dental coverage. Ashland, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.