Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $50K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $40K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $65K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $78K per year) can be spotted in Portland, Ore.; Los Angeles, Calif. ($72K), Austin, Texas (around $66K), and Houston, Texas ($57K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Nashville, Tenn. — at $33K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Metro employees make the most in New York, earning $61K annually on average.
The highest paychecks go to Operations Managers, who earn about $62K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $78K annually for Certified Fraud Examiners, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Metro, employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest salaries at approximately $51K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Strategic Planning; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $115K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Metro is Operations Management, with approximately one in six considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Leadership, People Management, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Only two in five workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of employees get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.