When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($68K annually) can be spotted in Rogers, Ark.; Bentonville, Ark. (around $65K), Fayetteville, Ark. ($64K), and Lowell, Ark. (about $57K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $40K, Los Angeles, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Arkansas, where the average salary is $61K per year.
Operations Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $66K annually; Programmer Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to around $65K, while Account Managers and Operations Supervisors rank near the top as well ($62K and about $51K, respectively). Financial compensation for Tractor-Trailer Drivers is rather low — on average only $49K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $51K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $51K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certification In Transportation and Logistics, who make $51K per year. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) — these employees rake in $73K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Java; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $66K per year. Transport is a popular skill among J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. workers, with one in four of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Safety Compliance, Customer Service, and Operations Management are also desirable skills.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, relocation expenses, 401(a), and tuition reimbursement.