Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $74K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $61K annually on average.
Design Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $80K per year on average; Automation Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $72K, followed by Product Development Scientists earning $69K and Mechanical Engineers making around $67K. On the lower end are Training Coordinators at $47K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $76K annually) can be spotted in Burlington, Vt.; Burlington, Mass. ($73K), Boston, Mass. (around $68K), and Windsor, Va. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $54K, Robbinsville, N.J. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. pays its Massachusetts employees the most; the pay rate there is $70K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, who make about $82K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Specialists with credentials; these people earn around $74K per year on average. At Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at $99K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Product Development; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $71K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in three of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most workers receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. Privileges also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.