Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $40K. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of around $48K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Metro employees (38 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $63K per year.
Median pay is highest in Portland (approximately $100K annually), followed by Los Angeles ($65K), Houston ($55K), and St. Louis (around $50K). Nashville ranks low on the pay scale — at about $35K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Ohio; salaries there average to $72K per year.
The highest paychecks go to Operations Managers, who earn $62K.
Certifications and Degrees
Regarding salaries and education, Metro pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration the most — approximately $97K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Strategic Planning; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $129K. Operations Management is a popular skill among Metro workers, with just under a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Leadership round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a third of workers receiving paid vacation and one-half of workers receiving paid sick days. With an eye toward the future, Metro offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most workers receive health insurance, and a fair portion of workers get dental coverage. Metro folks also make good use of life insurance, a company cell phone, and gym membership.