Residents of St. Louis, Mo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $60K annually; other top-paying cities include Dyersburg, Tenn. (about $54K) and Mount Sterling, Ill. ($44K). By state, Illinois offers the highest pay at approximately $70K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $61K annually. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $52K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Tractor-Trailer Drivers and Transportation Managers; the former receives the highest median pay at approximately $61K annually while around $54K per year is the norm for the latter.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $47K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in $57K per year.
When it comes to skills, Customer Service seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $62K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Dot Foods Incorporated is People Management, with just under a third considering it a key competency. Operations Management, Transport, and Safety Compliance were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Although the firm compensates the larger part of respondents for vacation days, it only pays a third of workers for sick time. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.