When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.75 per hour) can be spotted in Loveland, Colo.; Thurston, Ohio (approximately $14.50), Almira, Wash. ($14.00), and Reno, Nev. (around $13.85) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $11.75) in Boyle, Miss., one of the lowest-paid cities. Crop Production Services workers in California earn the most — $18.25 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $13.83 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $12.75 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to Office Managers, who earn an average approximately $15.15 per hour, closely trailed by Medium Truck Drivers ($15.00), Human Resources Coordinators ($14.00), and Tractor-Trailer Drivers (around $13.93). Financial compensation for Warehousemans is rather low — on average only $12.33 — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $14.20 per hour for Hazardous Materials Commercial Driver License Holders, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Crop Production Services — these employees make the most at $15.63 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Office Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $15.43 per hour. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Crop Production Services workers, with close to a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Office Administration, Accounts Payable, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two-fifths of respondents receiving paid vacation and one in three employees receiving paid sick days. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Crop Production Services provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a solid majority of workers participate. A large number of respondents can count on health insurance, and a fair number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.