Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $71K annually. The largest slice of the Kohler, Co. workforce (32 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $62K per year.
Staff Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $85K annually — though Construction Managers, Senior Project Engineers, and Project Engineers also do fairly well at around $81K, approximately $80K, and about $67K, respectively. Financial compensation for Buyers is rather low — on average only around $56K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y. (about $84K), Kohler, Wisc. (approximately $71K), and Fargo, N.D. ($69K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Sheboygan, Wisc. — at $66K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $92K annually) in Pennsylvania.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Lean Six Sigma Certifications, who make $113K per year. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $72K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); Kohler, Co. awards approximately $133K to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Technical Analysis among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $81K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Kohler, Co. is Project Management, with just over one in five considering it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in four workers receiving paid vacation and about a seventh of workers receiving sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Kohler, Co. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most respondents participate. Kohler, Co. provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.