Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Senior Industrial Designers, and Sales Operations Specialists; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $110K annually, the other salaries come in at $58K, $58K, and around $45K, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $61K per year. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $46K annually.
Residents of Denver, Colo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $92K per year; other top-paying cities include San Diego, Calif. (approximately $77K) and the company's headquarter city of Fort Collins, Colo. ($61K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $77K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $55K per year. OtterBox provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing — these employees rake in about $103K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Product Marketing among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $99K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; about a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. SolidWorks, Project Management, and Engineering Design round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of employees, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.