Earning around $96K per year on average, Senior Mechanical Engineers receive the most money, followed by Finance Supervisors ($91K), Quality Managers ($88K), and Continuous Improvement Managers (about $79K). Information Technology Support Specialists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $43K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Southfield, Mich.; Detroit, Mich. (approximately $84K), Fort Wayne, Ind. ($72K), and Montgomery, Ala. (about $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $46K) is Kenansville, N.C. Within the firm, employees working in Indiana take home the most — around $88K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $66K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $60K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Lear Corporation employees (43 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn about $87K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $87K per year for Lean Six Sigma Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning an APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management certification garners significant financial rewards of around $86K annually on average. Lear Corporation workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $98K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $93K per year. A common skill in Lear Corporation's work force is Microsoft Excel; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Lean Manufacturing, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
With an eye toward the future, Lear Corporation offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For the vast majority of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.