Average Salary for Ashland, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Covington, Ky., petroleum industry company Ashland, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Staff Scientist to Information Technology Manager. A salary of $77K annually is the going rate at Ashland, Inc. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Ashland, Inc., but where you live and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Ashland, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Ashland, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Staff Scientist (5)
$45,136 - $136,148  
[-]Staff Scientist (5)
Salary$55,413 - $112,846  
Bonus$1,214 - $12,274  
Total Pay$45,136 - $136,148  
[+]Tax Manager (2)
$65,085 - $103,921  
[+]Tax Manager (2)
Salary$62,373 - $96,156  
Bonus$1,995 - $14,508  
Total Pay$65,085 - $103,921  
[+]Information Technology (IT) Manager (2)
$92,113 - $150,617  
[+]Information Technology (IT) Manager (2)
Salary$88,848 - $141,753  
Bonus$1,825 - $12,647  
Total Pay$92,113 - $150,617  
[+]Service Center Manager (2)
$28,267 - $54,643  
[+]Service Center Manager (2)
Salary$29,564 - $54,786  
Bonus$347.08 - $6,629  
Total Pay$28,267 - $54,643  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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About This Company

Covington, Kentucky 


Petroleum, Manufacturing, Chemical industry

Ashland Inc, Ashland Inc.

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Information Technology Managers, Senior Research Scientists, Staff Scientists, and Executive Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $125K, the other salaries come in at $102K, $78K, and $50K, respectively. Ashland, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Customer Service Representatives (around $38K).


Median pay is highest in Wilmington (approximately $121K per year), followed by Bridgewater (around $106K), Columbus (approximately $79K), and Los Angeles (about $64K). Calvert City is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $48K. Across Ashland, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Delaware earn the most, taking home $123K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $64K. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to around $64K. The largest fraction of Ashland, Inc. people (28 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $120K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

ISO Internal Auditors are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $86K. Acquiring certification to be a APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management is rewarded at $72K annually. Ashland, Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration are also well compensated, earning $105K 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 approximately $104K. Folks here also tend to know Data Analysis; on the survey, about a tenth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Business Development.

Benefits and Perks

37 percent receive paid vacation, and only 29 percent get sick leave. Almost all employees report contributing to a 401(k). Almost all workers receive health insurance, and the vast majority of workers get dental coverage. Ashland, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a company cell phone, life insurance, gym membership, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Ashland, Inc.


31 %
69 %
$38,546 - $80,361
$42,876 - $125,286
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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