When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $145K per year) can be spotted in Mclean, Va.; Budd Lake, N.J. ($141K), Chicago, Ill. ($90K), and Philadelphia, Pa. (about $90K) are the next top-paying cities. Hackettstown, N.J. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $53K. The highest pay by state can be found in Virginia, where salaries average out at $106K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Chemical Engineers, Data Architects, Quality Managers, and Operations Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $116K per year, the other salaries come in at about $105K, around $97K, and approximately $95K, respectively. Earning only $52K on average, Territory Sales Representatives make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $78K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $68K per year. The largest slice of the Mars, Inc. workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $106K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Business Certificate Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $150K per year. On average, salaries rise to approximately $110K annually for accredited Senior Human Resources Professionals. The best paid folks at Mars, Inc. have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), earning about $110K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Regulatory Compliance; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $95K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, slightly less than a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
Mars, Inc. workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of survey participants and dental coverage for a fair number of respondents. Employees can also look forward to a company cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.