Nearing the top of the pay scale are Purchasing Managers, Account Managers, Commodity Managers, and Manufacturing Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $84K annually, the other salaries come in at $79K, $66K, and around $65K, respectively. Financial compensation for Purchasing Analysts is rather low — on average only approximately $55K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $87K per year) can be spotted in Detroit, Mich.; Plymouth, Mich. ($85K), Ann Arbor, Mich. (approximately $84K), and the company's headquarter city of Southfield, Mich. (around $67K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $60K, Chicago, Ill. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Pennsylvania offers the highest pay at $79K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $64K per year. The largest slice of the Federal Mogul Corp workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $58K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified LabVIEW Associate Developers earn about $86K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming an OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holder can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $76K on average. At Federal Mogul Corp, employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $88K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Contract Negotiation; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $84K annually. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Engineering Design are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
37 percent have paid vacation, and only about a sixth of survey respondents can take paid time off for illness. Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). The vast majority of respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.