When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $83K annually) can be spotted in Dallas; the company's headquarter city of Atlanta ($74K), Philadelphia ($73K), and Houston ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $40K, Indianapolis is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is about $73K per year.
Area Sales Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $80K — though Quality Assurance Managers, District Sales Managers, and Field Service Supervisors also do fairly well at around $65K, $61K, and about $55K, respectively. Earning only approximately $40K, Account Managers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $56K. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home approximately $45K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Lean Manufacturing Practitioner Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $147K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $135K per year. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. workers who hold a B.A. in Sociology are also well compensated, earning about $113K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Leadership; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $70K. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one-seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Sales Management, Microsoft Office, and Account Management.
Benefits and Perks
38 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in four workers get sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For the greater part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.