Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $51K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $36K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of around $77K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $78K per year) can be spotted in Portland, Ore.; St. Petersburg, Fla. ($78K), Los Angeles, Calif. ($72K), and Austin, Texas ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. Akron, Ohio is near the bottom for pay at about $45K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Oregon; salaries there average to $78K annually.
Earning $65K per year on average, Operations Managers receive the most money.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Fraud Examiners earn around $78K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; Metro awards approximately $52K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Strategic Planning; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $93K per year. Folks here also tend to know Operations Management; on the survey, around one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Leadership, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
36 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most employees can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.