Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $58K annually. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $54K per year.
Manufacturing Production Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $90K annually; Operations Supervisors come in second with median earnings amounting to $60K, and Production Supervisors rank near the top as well ($53K).
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 approximately $70K per year; other top-paying cities include Medina, Ohio ($56K) and Fort Morgan, Colo. ($55K). Within the firm, employees working in Missouri take home the most — $100K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Forklift Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $55K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at about $53K annually.
When it comes to skills, Inventory Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $68K per year. Budget Management is a popular skill in the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. workforce; a little less than one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with SAP Production Planning, Process Improvement, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one-half of employees. The vast majority of employees participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of respondents, and a strong majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and relocation expenses.