Nearing the top of the pay scale are Operations Managers, Supplier Quality Engineers, Operations Team Leaders, and Senior Process Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $120K per year, the other salaries come in at $75K, about $75K, and $64K, respectively. Earning only $51K on average, Payroll Specialists make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $63K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (28 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $76K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $91K annually) can be spotted in Amityville, N.Y.; Garden Grove, Calif. ($86K), St. Louis, Mo. ($83K), and Cromwell, Conn. (around $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $50K) in Wellington, Kan., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Connecticut offers the highest pay at $82K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Senior Human Resources Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $71K annually. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $67K per year. GKN Aerospace provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree, Business Management — these employees rake in around $73K annually.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $92K per year. Manufacturing Process Engineering is regularly seen around here; approximately one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Lean Manufacturing round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at GKN Aerospace can sometimes lack paid time off; 38 percent get paid vacation days, and 29 percent receive paid sick leave. Nearly all survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Nearly all employees have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, life insurance, and a company cell phone.