Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $60K annually. Average pay is about $50K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $84K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($59K per year) can be spotted in Greeneville, Tenn.; Seattle, Wash. ($57K), Columbia, S.C. (approximately $55K), and Boca Raton, Fla. ($51K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to approximately $80K annually.
Senior Graphic Designers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $57K per year — though Production Supervisors also do fairly well at around $50K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks (about $50K per year) than those without credentials. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Jarden Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach $84K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Marketing Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $115K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Jarden Corporation workers, with approximately one-sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Production Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Adobe Illustrator.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A solid majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Jarden Corporation folks also make good use of a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and optional telecommute / work from home.