When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $130K per year) can be spotted in Bridgewater, N.J.; Columbus, Ohio ($85K), Wilmington, Del. ($85K), and Calvert City, Ky. (around $83K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $48K) in Dublin, Ohio, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, New Jersey offers the highest pay at $110K annually.
Senior Project Engineers earn the highest median pay at approximately $120K per year, followed by Environmental Program Managers ($107K), Tax Managers (around $80K), and Staff Scientists (about $80K). Computer Aided Design Designers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $45K.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $73K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $65K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make $118K annually. Acquiring certification to be a HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hour is rewarded with median pay of approximately $103K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) make the most here, hauling in $118K annually.
Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $105K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among Ashland, Inc. workers, with close to one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of employees receive paid vacation and sick leave. Almost all survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Ashland, Inc. provides health insurance to the vast majority of survey participants, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.