Average Salary for Cummins, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Columbus, Ind., Cummins, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the engine, from Mechanical Engineer to Manufacturing Engineer. The average employee at Cummins, Inc. takes home $73K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Cummins, Inc. employees is geography, though your experience level and your role at the company play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Columbus, Indiana 47202


Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Indianapolis, Ind. (around $90K), the company's headquarter city of Columbus, Ind. (about $79K), and Charleston, S.C. ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. Nashville, Tenn. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $57K. Cummins, Inc. workers in Colorado earn the most — $83K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $64K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $79K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, Technical Specialists, Technical Project Managers, and Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $88K annually, the other salaries come in at about $85K, $82K, and approximately $71K, respectively. Cummins, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Manufacturing Engineers ($70K on average).

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, who make around $107K per year. Earning a Certified Public Accountant certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $103K annually on average. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Cummins, Inc. — these employees make the most at $125K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Leadership among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $104K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Cummins, Inc. is Project Management, with just under a third considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Cummins, Inc. workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all employees, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Cummins, Inc.


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$42,416 - $79,880
$56,244 - $93,214
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

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