Nearing the top of the pay scale are Information Technology Directors, Electrical Engineers, Safety Directors, and Environmental Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $113K per year, the other salaries come in at approximately $110K, around $84K, and $79K, respectively. Inside Sales Representatives are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $45K.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $71K annually. The greater proportion of employees (27 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $64K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K annually) can be spotted in Indianapolis, Ind.; Seattle, Wash. (about $88K), Maryville, Mo. (around $80K), and Dallas, Texas (approximately $79K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $69K) is Charleston, S.C. By state, Washington offers the highest pay at about $88K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $118K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a OSHA Forklift Operator Certification is rewarded with median pay of approximately $74K per year. Nucor Corporation workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $120K on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Process Improvement; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $83K annually. A garden variety skill at Nucor Corporation is Project Management; around a tenth of Nucor Corporation's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Account Management.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Almost all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.