When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $88K per year) can be spotted in Macon, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga. ($73K), Fort Smith, Ark. (about $65K), and West Monroe, La. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Elk Grove Village, Ill. at $41K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Georgia; salaries there average to around $74K annually.
Process Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $80K per year — though Production Supervisors, Reliability Engineers, and Project Engineers also do fairly well at $72K, around $64K, and $63K, respectively. Near the bottom at Graphic Packaging International, Inc. are Human Resources Coordinators, pulling in an average of just $40K.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $73K annually. The largest slice of the Graphic Packaging International, Inc. workforce (29 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $61K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $82K annually. On average, salaries rise to $78K per year for accredited Certified Six Sigma Black Belts. Graphic Packaging International, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in approximately $108K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Lean Process Engineering in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $103K per year. A garden variety skill at Graphic Packaging International, Inc. is Project Management; just under one-fifth of Graphic Packaging International, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Lean Manufacturing.
Benefits and Perks
Only half of workers at Graphic Packaging International, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just one-seventh of survey participants can take sick leave. A large number of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. The vast majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. Graphic Packaging International, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.