Operations Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $120K annually; Supplier Quality Engineers, Operations Team Leaders, and Manufacturing Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $75K, around $67K, and $65K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $51K, Payroll Specialists are among the lowest paid at GKN Aerospace.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($116K per year) can be spotted in Amityville, N.Y.; Garden Grove, Calif. (about $82K), St. Louis, Mo. ($81K), and Cromwell, Conn. (around $71K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $50K, Wellington, Kan. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — $91K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $75K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $65K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of GKN Aerospace employees (28 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $86K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Senior Human Resources Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($71K annually) than those without credentials. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $65K per year. Regarding salaries and education, GKN Aerospace pays those with an Associate's Degree, Business Management the most — about $73K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Microsoft Word; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $100K annually. Manufacturing Process Engineering also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just over a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Lean Manufacturing, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three survey participants receive paid vacation and sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, GKN Aerospace provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly all workers participate. The vast majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for almost all survey participants also include dental insurance. GKN Aerospace employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.