When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K annually) can be spotted in Milwaukee, Wisc.; Reading, Pa. ($75K), Medina, Ohio (around $56K), and Fort Morgan, Colo. (approximately $55K) are the next top-paying cities. East Syracuse, N.Y. ranks low on the pay scale — at $44K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. pays its Wisconsin employees the most; the pay rate there is about $88K per year.
The highest paychecks go to Manufacturing Production Managers, who earn $90K annually on average, closely trailed by Operations Supervisors (about $60K) and Staff Accountants (around $47K).
Years of Experience
The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $51K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $55K annually for Forklift Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Regarding salaries and education, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) the most — $88K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Safety Compliance; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $65K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Data Analysis, Leadership, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A little over a half of workers receive paid vacation, and the larger part of survey participants can take sick days. Almost all respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for a large number of employees. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.