Average Salary for Cummins, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Columbus, Ind., engine sector company Cummins, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Technical Specialist. A typical Cummins, Inc. employee can expect to make $74K per year. At Cummins, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Cummins, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Cummins, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Mechanical Engineer (13)
$46,369 - $99,933  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (13)
Salary$40,851 - $90,042  
Bonus$405.33 - $10,749  
Profit Disbursement$530 - $9,075  
Total Pay$46,369 - $99,933  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (6)
$66,844 - $130,031  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (6)
Salary$65,049 - $121,334  
Bonus$1,098 - $14,564  
Profit Disbursement$830 - $11,233  
Total Pay$66,844 - $130,031  
[+]Technical Specialist (5)
$41,120 - $130,047  
[+]Technical Specialist (5)
Salary$41,546 - $115,762  
Bonus$1,271 - $15,106  
Profit Disbursement$584 - $9,498  
Total Pay$41,120 - $130,047  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (5)
$49,118 - $98,818  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (5)
Salary$49,740 - $92,730  
Bonus$589 - $9,377  
Profit Disbursement$953 - $8,120  
Total Pay$49,118 - $98,818  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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About This Company

Columbus, Indiana 47202


Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Cummins, Inc. for between five and ten years earn $81K on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Cummins, Inc. employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn approximately $62K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Mechanical Engineers, Technical Specialists, Product Engineers, and Manufacturing Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $87K, the other salaries come in at about $85K, $70K, and around $70K, respectively. At approximately $54K, Field Service Supervisors are among the lowest paid at Cummins, Inc.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($84K per year) can be spotted in Indianapolis; the company's headquarter city of Columbus ($80K), Charleston (around $77K), and Madison (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Nashville — at $55K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Indiana pays Cummins, Inc. the most — about $80K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $105K for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at around $98K per year. At Cummins, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mechanical Engineering (ME) receive the highest salaries at $125K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Process Improvement; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $91K. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in three of Cummins, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.


The number of male employees outweighs the number of women; Cummins, Inc. has a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The vast majority of workers can count on health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other perks are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Cummins, Inc.


21 %
79 %
$46,649 - $80,475
$51,763 - $91,155
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 70 votes.

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