When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K annually) can be spotted in Arlington, Texas; Dallas, Texas ($77K), the company's headquarter city of Fort Worth, Texas (around $77K), and Hurst, Texas ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $50K, Johnson City, Tenn. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. employee makes approximately $75K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Project Engineers — their earnings average $87K annually. Aerospace Engineers are a close second at about $78K along with Mechanical Engineers (approximately $71K) and Flight Test Engineers ($64K). Near the bottom at Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. are Human Resources Associates, pulling in an average of just $49K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $63K per year on average. The largest fraction of Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. people (26 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $76K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $88K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of around $83K annually on average. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $92K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be ANSYS Simulation Software; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $90K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, just under a fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only 38 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. A large number of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of employees, and a large number of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.