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Average Salary for Ashland, Inc. Employees

Based in Covington, Ky.,petroleum player Ashland, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Staff Scientist and Information Technology Manager positions. The average employee at Ashland, Inc. takes home $74K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Ashland, Inc. employees is where you live, though what you do at the company and your experience level play a role 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)
$46,040 - $128,102  
[-]Staff Scientist (5)
Salary$44,159 - $124,428  
Bonus$924 - $9,473  
Total Pay$46,040 - $128,102  
[+]Executive Assistant (2)
$33,746 - $74,129  
[+]Executive Assistant (2)
Salary$35,692 - $71,574  
Total Pay$33,746 - $74,129  
[+]Tax Manager (2)
$65,745 - $104,550  
[+]Tax Manager (2)
Salary$61,076 - $96,319  
Bonus$2,125 - $14,093  
Total Pay$65,745 - $104,550  
[+]Chemical Laboratory Technician (2)
$24,890 - $67,431  
[+]Chemical Laboratory Technician (2)
Total Pay$24,890 - $67,431  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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About This Company

Covington, Kentucky 


Petroleum, Manufacturing, Chemical industry

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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.

Key Stats for Ashland, Inc.


34 %
66 %
$39,150 - $75,722
$47,932 - $123,601
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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