When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($20.50 per hour) can be spotted in Chesapeake, Va.; Washington, Ind. (around $16.28), the company's headquarter city of Salisbury, Md. ($15.35), and Accomac, Va. ($14.76) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $10.31) is Lewiston Woodville, N.C. The highest pay by state can be found in Delaware, where pay average out at approximately $17.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $16.00 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (48 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $15.60 per hour.
Ammonia Refrigeration Technicians are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $16.39 per hour; Maintenance Mechanics also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $16.28 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Transportation Worker Identification Credentials are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $20.50 per hour. At Perdue Farms, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at about $18.80.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Office among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $21.18 per hour. Welding is a popular skill among Perdue Farms, Inc. workers, with roughly an eighth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Electronic Troubleshooting, Machine Operation, and System Repair as well.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of employees also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment and private medical insurance (pmi).