When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($126K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga. ($94K), Detroit, Mich. (about $89K), and the company's headquarter city of Melville, N.Y. (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Charlotte, N.C. — at approximately $63K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to $88K per year.
Key Account Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $95K annually; Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts, Quality Assurance Managers, and Instructional Designers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $75K, $70K, and $70K, respectively. Associate Product Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $55K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $55K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $70K annually. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $71K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks (approximately $52K annually) than those without credentials. Employees who have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) make the most here, hauling in about $80K per year.
Employees who count Sales Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $98K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc workers, with just over a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (a quarter of workers) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Most employees can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and a stock purchase plan.