Bringing in the most money are Director of Program Managements — their earnings average about $168K annually. Aviation Program Managers are a close second at $100K along with Manufacturing Team Leaders (around $81K) and Senior Buyers ($72K). GKN Aerospace hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Production Supervisors ($51K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $115K per year) can be spotted in Irvine, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. ($90K), Amityville, N.Y. (around $87K), and Hartford, Conn. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Orangeburg, S.C.; in fact, at approximately $55K it is one of the worst-paid cities. GKN Aerospace workers in Texas earn the most — $145K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $71K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $67K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $140K per year. Earning a Lean Six Sigma Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $122K annually on average. It pays to have an Executive Masters of Business Administration (Exec MBA), Business Management at GKN Aerospace — these employees make the most at $128K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Program Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $157K annually. Folks here also tend to know Lean Manufacturing; on the survey, nearly one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Manufacturing Process Engineering.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 22 percent. A large number of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Almost all respondents can count on health insurance, and a large number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other perks are a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.