Sales Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $140K per year on average; Supplier Quality Engineering Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $103K, followed by Staff Engineers earning $82K and Senior Project Engineers making approximately $80K. Marketing Analysts make an average around $59K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $127K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Milwaukee, Wisc. ($78K), Fargo, N.D. (around $69K), and Brownwood, Texas ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Sheboygan, Wisc. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $60K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is $127K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $67K annually. The largest slice of the Kohler, Co. workforce (37 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $60K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Lean Six Sigma Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $113K annually. Becoming an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $103K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Kohler, Co. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — $105K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Lean Manufacturing; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $103K per year. Engineering Design is a popular skill in the Kohler, Co. workforce; roughly one in six of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Kohler, Co. lets only 31 percent take paid vacation and only a fifth of employees take sick leave. A large number of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Kohler, Co. sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for a strong majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, life insurance, relocation expenses, and tuition reimbursement.