When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $22.25 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Raleigh, N.C. ($20.30), St. Louis, Mo. (approximately $18.50), and Knoxville, Tenn. ($18.39) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Salisbury, Md.; in fact, at around $11.02 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $18.36 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Pepsi Bottling Group for between five and 10 years earn around $16.64 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Pepsi Bottling Group folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $15.89 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to Maintenance Mechanics, who earn an average $20.78 per hour, closely trailed by Field Service Technicians (approximately $20.02), Administrative Assistants ($18.55), and Tractor-Trailer Drivers (about $17.80). On the lower end are Forklift Operators at around $13.90 on average.
Certifications and Degrees
HVAC Journeymans earn $22.00 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding pay and education, Pepsi Bottling Group pays those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) the most — $19.04.
In this position, it pays to have Electronic Troubleshooting in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $20.55 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Pepsi Bottling Group workers, with nearly one in three of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Merchandising, Sales, and Machine Operation round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Pepsi Bottling Group gives paid vacation days to 30 percent and sick leave to 18 percent. A majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most employees report having health insurance, and a strong majority of workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Pepsi Bottling Group are free drinks, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and 401(a).