When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($124K per year) can be spotted in Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga. (around $90K), West Monroe, La. (about $81K), and Portland, Ore. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. Staunton, Va. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $42K. By state, Graphic Packaging International, Inc. pays its Ohio employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $89K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Marketing Managers, Manufacturing Production Supervisors, Process Engineers, and Reliability Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $114K per year, the other salaries come in at about $82K, $78K, and $70K, respectively. Graphic Packaging International, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Customer Service Representatives (approximately $35K on average).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $65K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $66K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts receive bigger paychecks (around $74K annually) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt is rewarded with median pay of $66K per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration at Graphic Packaging International, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $92K annually.
Employees who count Financial Analysis among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $91K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of employees participate in a 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for most survey participants. Graphic Packaging International, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, a casual working environment, and free drinks.