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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. Compensation for Cummins, Inc. employees is around $73K per year on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for Cummins, Inc. workers, followed by your experience level and your role at the company. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Cummins, Inc. typically pays:
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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. ($85K), the company's headquarter city of Columbus, Ind. (approximately $81K), and Charleston, S.C. (about $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Nashville, Tenn. is near the bottom for pay at $58K. By state, Colorado offers the highest pay at around $83K per year.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $64K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make around $78K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, who bring in close to approximately $89K annually, though Technical Specialists are not far behind at $86K along with Senior Mechanical Engineers ($80K) and Reliability Engineers ($76K). With salaries averaging approximately $70K, Senior Applications Engineers are among the lowest paid at Cummins, Inc.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $122K per year for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $107K on average. Cummins, Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mechanical Engineering (ME) are also well compensated, earning $125K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $98K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

With an eye toward the future, Cummins, Inc. offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Cummins, Inc.


22 %
78 %
$44,762 - $80,577
$52,959 - $92,771
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 65 votes.
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