Marketing Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $113K annually; Information Technology Directors, Safety Directors, and Environmental Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $113K, approximately $84K, and $79K, respectively. Nucor Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Inside Sales Representatives ($45K on average).
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $71K per year. Overall, the greater share of Nucor Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $64K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K per year) can be spotted in Indianapolis, Ind.; Seattle, Wash. ($88K), Maryville, Mo. (about $80K), and Norfolk, Neb. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Charleston, S.C.; in fact, at approximately $69K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to $88K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn $118K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to approximately $74K annually for accredited OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Nucor Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach about $120K per year.
When it comes to skills, Engineering Design seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $83K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Nucor Corporation workers, with one-tenth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Relationship Management.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and a large number of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.