When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $130K annually) can be spotted in Bridgewater, N.J.; Wilmington, Del. (approximately $103K), Columbus, Ohio ($83K), and Lexington, Ky. (about $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Dublin, Ohio — at $50K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — $127K per year on average.
The highest paychecks go to Information Technology Managers, who earn an average around $123K annually, closely trailed by Environmental Program Managers ($107K), Tax Managers (about $80K), and Staff Scientists (approximately $80K). Financial compensation for Computer Aided Design Designers is rather low — on average only $45K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $66K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Ashland, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $64K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $103K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Public Accountants with credentials; these people earn around $80K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration; Ashland, Inc. awards about $123K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $77K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Ashland, Inc. workforce; approximately one-seventh of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Chemical Process Engineering.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Ashland, Inc. has room for improvement — only two-fifths of workers are paid for vacation and sick time. Almost all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For almost all workers, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Ashland, Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.