The highest average salaries go to Senior Mechanical Engineers, who bring in close to $96K per year, though Finance Supervisors are not far behind at about $91K along with Quality Managers (around $88K) and Financial Analysts ($62K). Near the bottom at Lear Corporation are Supply Chain Analysts, pulling in an average of just approximately $53K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($87K annually) can be spotted in Detroit, Mich.; Southfield, Mich. ($85K), Montgomery, Ala. ($66K), and Wilmington, N.C. (around $62K) are the next top-paying cities. Kenansville, N.C. is near the bottom for pay at about $46K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Indiana, where the average salary is approximately $81K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $59K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $71K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of about $88K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $85K per year. Acquiring certification to be a APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management is rewarded with median pay of $77K annually. The best paid folks at Lear Corporation have an Associate's Degree, earning $91K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $85K annually. A garden variety skill at Lear Corporation is Project Management; slightly less than a fifth of Lear Corporation's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Lean Manufacturing.
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
Two-fifths of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only 9 percent get sick leave. The vast majority of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The vast majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Lear Corporation folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.