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 Cummins, Inc. employee earns $73K per year. Where you live influences pay for Cummins, Inc. workers the most, followed by your experience level and what you do at the company. 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 (approximately $90K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Indianapolis, Ind. ($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 $57K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Colorado pays Cummins, Inc. the most — around $83K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $64K annually. The largest fraction of Cummins, Inc. people (30 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn around $79K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, who earn an average $88K annually, closely trailed by Technical Specialists (approximately $85K), Technical Project Managers ($82K), and Mechanical Engineers (about $71K). Manufacturing Engineers make an average around $70K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Black Belts receive bigger paychecks ($107K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Public Accountant is rewarded with median pay of about $103K annually. Cummins, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mechanical Engineering (ME)-holders the most at $125K per year.


When it comes to skills, Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $104K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Cummins, Inc. is Project Management, with just under one in three considering it a key competency. Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For almost all workers, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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

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Rated 4 out of 5
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