Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $58K per year. The largest fraction of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. people (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $54K annually on average.
Residents of the company's headquarter city of Kansas City, Mo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $70K per year; other top-paying cities include Medina, Ohio ($56K) and Fort Morgan, Colo. (around $55K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $100K annually) in Missouri.
Operations Supervisors rake in the most money, with average earnings of $60K per year; Production Supervisors come in second with median earnings amounting to around $53K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Forklift Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $55K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in approximately $65K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $98K per year. A garden variety skill at Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. is People Management; approximately one in five of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Leadership, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Process Improvement round out the set of key employee skills.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Just one-half of workers receive paid time off. The vast majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of employees, and a solid majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.