When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($183K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Charlotte, N.C. (about $95K), Dallas, Texas ($78K), and Ogden, Utah (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Fort Wayne, Ind. is near the bottom for pay at $52K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of South Carolina, where they average to approximately $107K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Information Technology Directors, who earn an average $113K per year, closely trailed by Accountants (approximately $70K), District Sales Managers (around $68K), and Buyers (about $41K).
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Nucor Corporation for between five and 10 years earn $68K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $63K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $82K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $67K per year. At Nucor Corporation, employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest salaries at $78K.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $91K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, about a seventh of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Data Analysis, Customer Relationship Management, and Financial Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Nucor Corporation; the company rewards only two-fifths of workers with paid vacation time and only 28 percent with sick leave. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Nearly all respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, and life insurance.