Bringing in the most money are Sales Directors — their earnings average $140K per year. Staff Engineers are a close second at $82K along with Senior Project Engineers (around $80K) and Process Engineers ($65K). Financial compensation for Supply Chain Analysts is rather low — on average only about $54K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $73K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $60K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($84K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Brownwood, Texas (around $84K), Fargo, N.D. ($69K), and Kohler, Wisc. (approximately $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Milwaukee, Wisc. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $59K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Pennsylvania; salaries there average to approximately $92K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Lean Six Sigma Certifications earn $113K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. ASQ Certified Quality Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $103K per year. At Kohler, Co., employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at around $110K.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $68K annually. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; roughly a seventh of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications as well.
Kohler, Co.'s employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Kohler, Co.; the company rewards only 29 percent with paid vacation time and only a sixth of survey respondents with sick leave. To plan for old age, most survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Kohler, Co. provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.