Nearing the top of the pay scale are Plant Controllers, Product Development Engineers, Shipping Managers, and Human Resources Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $86K per year, the other salaries come in at $76K, $72K, and around $69K, respectively. On the lower end are Purchasing Agents at about $46K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $80K annually) can be spotted in Sarasota, Fla.; Baltimore, Md. ($78K), Lancaster, Pa. (around $57K), and Evansville, Ind. ($48K) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Maryland, where they average to about $75K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $55K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $46K per year. The largest slice of the Berry Plastics Corporation workforce (36 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $70K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Human Resources Professionals, who make $69K per year. Earning an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $65K annually on average. Berry Plastics Corporation workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $56K on average.
Employees who count Leadership among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $73K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among Berry Plastics Corporation workers, with roughly one in four of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Inventory Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 31 percent receiving paid vacation and one-seventh of respondents receiving paid sick days. The vast majority of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most employees, and a large number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include life insurance, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.