Average Salary for Cummins, Inc. Employees

Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Electrical Engineer in the engine. Compensation for Cummins, Inc. employees is around $73K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Cummins, Inc. employees is where you live, though your experience level and what you do at the company play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 ($104K annually) can be spotted in Charleston, S.C.; Indianapolis, Ind. ($83K), Memphis, Tenn. (about $81K), and the company's headquarter city of Columbus, Ind. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Nashville, Tenn. — at around $57K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $80K per year) in Wisconsin.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $78K annually on average. The largest slice of the Cummins, Inc. workforce (35 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $66K per year.


Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $87K annually; Senior Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Electrical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $79K, $74K, and approximately $72K, respectively. Manufacturing Engineers make an average $65K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional in Supply Managements are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $94K per year. Cummins, Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Operations Management (OM) are also well compensated, earning $116K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $99K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Cummins, Inc. is Project Management, with nearly one-fourth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Cummins, Inc. sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Almost all survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of respondents report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Cummins, Inc.


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75 %
$46,076 - $89,868
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 139 votes.
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$52,118 - $89,874
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$58,899 - $86,646
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