Research & Development Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $118K annually — though Financial Analysis Managers, Communications Managers, and Human Resources Managers also do fairly well at $84K, $81K, and around $66K, respectively. Near the bottom at Mars, Inc. are Business Analysts, pulling in an average of just approximately $60K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in Phoenix, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill. (approximately $85K), the company's headquarter city of Hackettstown, N.J. ($75K), and Mount Arlington, N.J. ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. West Chester, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $46K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Florida; salaries there average to $104K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $69K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make about $75K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Specialists earn $83K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to around $81K annually for accredited Certified Public Accountants. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); Mars, Inc. awards $95K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $95K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Mars, Inc. is Data Analysis; one in seven of employees use it for work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Regulatory Compliance were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of survey participants, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.