Nearing the top of the pay scale are Field Service Technicians, Delivery Drivers, Tractor-Trailer Drivers, and Inventory Control Specialists; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $20.51 per hour, the other salaries come in at about $17.49, $17.20, and $15.69, respectively. Forklift Operators make an average approximately $12.29, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.07 per hour) can be spotted in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Atlanta, Ga. (about $20.30), Williamsport, Pa. (around $18.51), and Oklahoma City, Okla. ($16.66) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Salisbury, Md. — at $14.00, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Georgia take home the most — $20.30 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $15.60 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Pepsi Bottling Group folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $14.89 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than HVAC Journeymans, who make $27.05 per hour. Pepsi Bottling Group provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree — these employees rake in about $21.02 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Electronic Troubleshooting; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $22.00 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Pepsi Bottling Group workers, with more than a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Merchandising, Sales, and Jobsite Delivery are also desirable skills.
Pepsi Bottling Group's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Pepsi Bottling Group gives paid vacation days to 45 percent and sick leave to 18 percent. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most employees can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.