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Average Salary for Cummins, Inc. Employees

Cummins, Inc. is a engine firm headquartered in Columbus, Indiana that hires for Mechanical Engineer positions, Technical Specialist roles, and more. The median income for Cummins, Inc. employees is $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 geography each factor into the equation as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Cummins, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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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 (13)
$46,369 - $99,933  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (13)
Salary$40,851 - $90,042  
Bonus$446.01 - $10,053  
Profit Disbursement$535 - $9,553  
Total Pay$46,369 - $99,933  
[+]Technical Specialist (7)
$42,356 - $130,970  
[+]Technical Specialist (7)
Salary$44,801 - $115,426  
Bonus$1,626 - $14,335  
Profit Disbursement$629 - $10,104  
Total Pay$42,356 - $130,970  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (6)
$67,951 - $130,060  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (6)
Salary$66,147 - $124,354  
Bonus$1,217 - $14,083  
Profit Disbursement$847 - $10,733  
Total Pay$67,951 - $130,060  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (5)
$49,226 - $98,256  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (5)
Salary$48,948 - $94,111  
Bonus$603 - $8,654  
Profit Disbursement$880 - $9,501  
Total Pay$49,226 - $98,256  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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Cummins, Inc. Details

Columbus, Indiana 47202


Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

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Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns $81K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $62K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Mechanical Engineers, who earn approximately $87K, closely trailed by Technical Specialists ($85K), Product Engineers (about $70K), and Manufacturing Engineers (around $70K). Field Service Supervisors at Cummins, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $54K) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($84K per year) can be spotted in Indianapolis; the company's headquarter city of Columbus (approximately $80K), Charleston (around $77K), and Madison ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Nashville; in fact, at $55K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Indiana, where the average salary is around $80K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Black Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $105K. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $98K. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mechanical Engineering (ME) make the most here, hauling in $125K per year.


When it comes to skills, Process Improvement seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $91K. One of the more prevalent skills at Cummins, Inc. is Project Management, with just under one in three considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.


Employees skew strongly male, with 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. Cummins, Inc. provides health insurance to almost all employees, and a solid majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

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
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

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