When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $19.50 per hour) can be spotted in Pasco, Wash.; Bloomsburg, Pa. ($19.49), Salinas, Calif. ($17.74), and Loveland, Colo. ($16.03) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Moultrie, Ga. — at about $12.50, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Pennsylvania offers the highest pay at around $18.83 per hour.
Earning $17.00 per hour on average, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers receive the most money, followed by Tractor-Trailer Drivers (about $15.21), Medium Truck Drivers (approximately $15.00), and Vegetation Pesticide Handlers (around $14.30). With salaries averaging $11.75, Delivery Drivers are among the lowest paid at Crop Production Services.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $14.41 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $14.15 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $16.35 per hour for HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours; non-accredited workers make much less. The best paid folks at Crop Production Services have a Certificate (Cert), earning around $16.63 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Commercial among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $14.94 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; just under one in three deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Accounts Payable, Jobsite Delivery, and Data Entry as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only 22 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A 401(k) program is available, and around half use it to save for retirement. A large number of employees receive health insurance, and a solid majority of employees get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are 401(a), a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.