Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $65K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (24 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $79K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $90K per year) can be spotted in Ozark, Ala.; the company's headquarter city of Fort Worth, Texas (around $88K), Amarillo, Texas ($78K), and Dallas, Texas ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Johnson City, Tenn. — at approximately $57K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Alabama offers the highest pay at $90K annually.
Aerospace Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $76K per year; Manufacturing Production Supervisors, Mechanical Engineers, and Design Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $73K, $71K, and around $70K, respectively. Manufacturing Engineers make an average approximately $52K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $94K annually. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of $79K per year on average. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Engineering make the most here, hauling in around $158K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $102K per year. A garden variety skill at Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. is Project Management; nearly one-fourth of Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Engineering Design, CATIA, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about illness than it is about vacation; nearly one-half get sick leave, whereas one-half of workers get paid vacation. Almost all workers participate in a 401(k) program. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and nearly all respondents do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.