Senior Systems Engineers earn the highest median pay at around $102K, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers (about $82K), Aerospace Engineers ($75K), and Production Supervisor, Manufacturings (approximately $73K). On the lower end are Procurement Specialists at $52K.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of $78K. The greater proportion of employees (27 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home around $61K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $90K per year) can be spotted in Ozark; the company's headquarter city of Fort Worth ($90K), Dallas (about $75K), and Hurst ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($57K) in Johnson City, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. pays its Alabama employees the most; the pay rate there is $90K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $90K. Salaries typically rise to $79K per year for accredited Certified Six Sigma Green Belts. At Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Engineering receive the highest salaries at approximately $158K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Financial Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $98K. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one in five of Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.'s people use it regularly. Engineering Design, CATIA, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just half of workers. Almost all workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The vast majority of workers report having health insurance, and nearly all workers report having dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and relocation expenses.