Plant Controllers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $86K per year on average; Shipping Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $72K, followed by Human Resources Managers earning $69K and Purchasing Agents making $46K.
Residents of Baltimore, Md. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $78K annually; other top-paying cities include Lancaster, Pa. (approximately $51K) and Evansville, Ind. (around $48K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Maryland, where the average salary is $75K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $46K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $48K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $72K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Human Resources Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($69K per year) than those without credentials. Earning an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of $65K annually on average. The best paid folks at Berry Plastics Corporation have a Bachelor's Degree, earning about $56K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Financial Reporting; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $75K annually. A garden variety skill at Berry Plastics Corporation is Microsoft Excel; just under a fourth of Berry Plastics Corporation's people use it regularly. Project Management, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Berry Plastics Corporation; the company rewards only 30 percent with paid vacation time and only one in seven survey participants with sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include life insurance, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.