The highest average salaries go to Operations Managers, who bring in close to $135K per year, though Estimating Managers are not far behind at $89K along with Supplier Quality Engineers (approximately $75K) and Operations Team Leaders (around $75K). Senior Human Resources Generalists make an average about $61K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $62K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of GKN Aerospace employees (29 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn about $74K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($92K annually) can be spotted in St. Louis, Mo.; Garden Grove, Calif. ($82K), Cromwell, Conn. ($71K), and Tallassee, Ala. (approximately $64K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Wellington, Kan. at around $50K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Missouri, where they average to approximately $82K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Senior Human Resources Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($71K annually) than those without credentials. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $67K per year. The best paid folks at GKN Aerospace have an Associate's Degree, Business Management, earning around $73K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $92K per year. Manufacturing Process Engineering also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Lean Manufacturing.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at GKN Aerospace can sometimes lack paid time off; 38 percent get paid vacation days, and one in four employees receive paid sick leave. Nearly all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of respondents, and for nearly all employees, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, life insurance, and a company cell phone.