Average Salary for Cummins, Inc. Employees

Cummins, Inc. is a engine firm headquartered in Columbus, Ind. that hires for Mechanical Engineer positions, Manufacturing Engineer roles, and more. The average Cummins, Inc. employee earns $72K annually. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and your job title are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Cummins, Inc. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

Columbus, Indiana 47202


Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Indianapolis, Ind. ($88K), Charleston, S.C. (approximately $79K), and the company's headquarter city of Columbus, Ind. ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $56K, Nashville, Tenn. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Colorado offers the highest pay at about $83K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $78K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Cummins, Inc. employees (30 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $64K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, Technical Specialists, Controls Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $88K per year, the other salaries come in at $85K, about $80K, and $71K, respectively. With salaries averaging about $68K, Electrical Engineers are among the lowest paid at Cummins, Inc.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $109K annually for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to $103K per year for accredited Certified Public Accountants. Cummins, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) — these employees rake in around $117K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Process Improvement; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $87K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Cummins, Inc. is Project Management; just under one in three of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all employees, and a large number of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Cummins, Inc.


24 %
76 %
$41,051 - $80,764
$56,088 - $93,140
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

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