The highest paychecks go to Finance Managers, who earn an average $102K per year, closely trailed by National Account Managers ($88K), Systems Analysts (around $70K), and Financial Analysts (about $62K). Human Resources Specialists make an average $39K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $100K annually) can be spotted in Bentonville, Ark.; Kansas City, Mo. (around $100K), Chicago, Ill. ($74K), and Richland, Wash. (about $69K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($51K) in Lodi, Calif., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Missouri, where the average ConAgra Foods Inc. employee makes $95K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $71K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of ConAgra Foods Inc. employees (39 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $58K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator certainly has its perks — salaries approach $104K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Public Accountant is rewarded with median pay of around $80K per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business at ConAgra Foods Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $108K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Forecasting; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $76K per year. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
ConAgra Foods Inc. lets only one in three employees take paid vacation and only one in four employees take sick leave. A fair number of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.