When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.23 per hour) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Raleigh, N.C. ($20.30), Fresno, Calif. (around $18.86), and Knoxville, Tenn. (about $18.39) are the next top-paying cities. Salisbury, Md. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $11.02. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Pennsylvania pays Pepsi Bottling Group the most — $19.85 per hour on average.
The highest average salaries go to Maintenance Mechanics, who bring in close to around $20.78 per hour, though Tractor-Trailer Drivers are not far behind at $18.08 along with Administrative Assistants ($18.00) and Delivery Drivers (about $16.46). Forklift Operators at Pepsi Bottling Group do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $13.45 on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $16.19 per hour. The largest fraction of Pepsi Bottling Group people (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $15.18 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a HVAC Journeyman certainly has its perks — salaries approach $24.00 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at Pepsi Bottling Group come out on top, and their salaries approach $19.04 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Electronic Troubleshooting; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $20.69 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Merchandising, Sales, and Machine Operation.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Pepsi Bottling Group's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
A third of employees have paid vacation, and only about one in eight employees can take paid time off for illness. The larger part of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include free drinks, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.