When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($163K annually) can be spotted in Miami, Fla.; Chicago, Ill. ($90K), Phoenix, Ariz. (around $85K), and Franklin, Tenn. (approximately $78K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is West Chester, Pa. at about $42K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is $100K per year.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $82K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $67K per year on average. The largest slice of the Mars, Inc. workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $105K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Research & Development Managers, who earn an average $118K per year, closely trailed by Quality Managers ($105K), Associate Brand Managers ($104K), and Operations Managers (around $90K). Territory Sales Representatives make an average $65K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Business Certificate Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $118K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to SHRM Senior Certified Professionals with credentials; these people earn $110K per year on average. Mars, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with an Executive Masters of Business Administration (Exec MBA), Project Management — these employees rake in approximately $167K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $105K per year. Data Analysis is a popular skill among Mars, Inc. workers, with slightly less than one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Regulatory Compliance.
Benefits and Perks
Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for most workers and dental coverage for a strong majority of employees. Additional benefits of working here are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.