Director, Continuous Improvements are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $121K annually; Aviation Program Managers, Aerospace Stress Engineers, and Senior Process Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $94K, around $80K, and $75K, respectively. Financial compensation for Payroll Specialists is rather low — on average only about $52K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $77K per year. The largest slice of the GKN Aerospace workforce (32 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $65K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $115K per year) can be spotted in Irvine, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. (approximately $86K), Montgomery, Ala. (around $84K), and Hartford, Conn. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Amityville, N.Y. ranks low on the pay scale — at $59K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Missouri; salaries there average to approximately $83K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $135K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of $121K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, GKN Aerospace pays those with an Executive Masters of Business Administration (Exec MBA), Business Management the most — $128K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $100K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; nearly one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Lean Manufacturing, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in five employees. Most survey participants save for retirement through GKN Aerospace's 401(k) plan. At GKN Aerospace, most workers have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.