The highest paychecks go to Process Engineers, who earn an average $80K per year, closely trailed by Production Supervisors (around $72K), Reliability Engineers (approximately $64K), and Project Engineers ($63K). Human Resources Coordinators are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $40K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $88K annually) can be spotted in Macon, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga. ($73K), Chicago, Ill. (about $72K), and Fort Smith, Ark. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Concord, N.H. at $49K. The highest pay by state can be found in Ohio, where salaries average out at around $82K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $74K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (26 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $63K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $82K annually. On average, salaries rise to around $76K per year for accredited Certified Six Sigma Black Belts. Regarding salaries and education, Graphic Packaging International, Inc. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — about $108K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Six Sigma Black Belt; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $84K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; a little less than a fifth deem it necessary for work. Microsoft Office, Lean Process Engineering, and Process Improvement are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about half of respondents receiving paid vacation and roughly one in six workers receiving sick leave. A large number of respondents save for retirement through Graphic Packaging International, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of survey participants, and for most respondents, dental coverage is too. Some other advantages of working at Graphic Packaging International, Inc. are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.