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Average Salary for Cummins, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Columbus, Ind., engine company Cummins, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager. Cummins, Inc. employees bring home $74K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Cummins, Inc. fluctuate depending on your city; your experience level and what you do at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Cummins, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: Cummins, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Mechanical Engineer (11)
$45,615 - $100,612  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (11)
Salary$53,191 - $96,484  
Bonus$581 - $10,228  
Profit Disbursement$592 - $8,690  
Total Pay$45,615 - $100,612  
[+]Diesel Technician (6)
$32,234 - $69,777  
[+]Diesel Technician (6)
Total Pay$32,234 - $69,777  
[+]Technical Specialist (5)
$42,182 - $129,148  
[+]Technical Specialist (5)
Salary$41,772 - $113,571  
Bonus$973 - $13,555  
Profit Disbursement$584 - $9,171  
Total Pay$42,182 - $129,148  
[+]Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager (5)
$62,183 - $142,345  
[+]Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager (5)
Salary$62,155 - $128,066  
Bonus$734 - $14,824  
Profit Disbursement$890 - $11,758  
Total Pay$62,183 - $142,345  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294

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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. (about $85K), the company's headquarter city of Columbus, Ind. (approximately $81K), and Charleston, S.C. (around $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Nashville, Tenn. — at $58K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Colorado, where the average salary is $83K per year.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $65K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Cummins, Inc. employees (31 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $79K per year on average.


Engineering Group Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $95K annually; Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, Technical Specialists, and Product Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $89K, about $86K, and $72K, respectively. Senior Applications Engineers make an average $70K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Black Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $107K per year. On average, salaries rise to around $103K annually for accredited Certified Public Accountants. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Cummins, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $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 about $96K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under a third of Cummins, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.


With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Cummins, Inc.'s employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of respondents, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Cummins, Inc.


22 %
78 %
$44,405 - $81,247
$52,959 - $91,953
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
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