Engineering Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $100K per year — though Senior Hardware Design Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Test Engineers also do fairly well at approximately $96K, $72K, and around $66K, respectively. Buyers at Plexus Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($48K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $80K annually) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; the company's headquarter city of Neenah, Wisc. ($69K), Appleton, Wisc. ($66K), and Boise, Idaho ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. Scottsdale, Ariz. is near the bottom for pay at around $44K. By state, Colorado offers the highest pay at approximately $101K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $55K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $69K per year. The largest slice of the Plexus Corporation workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $82K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $92K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Lean Six Sigma Certifications with credentials; these people earn around $78K annually on average. Plexus Corporation compensates Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE)-holders the most at approximately $89K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Board Design / Debug; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $93K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Plexus Corporation is Engineering Design, with roughly one in five considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only a third of survey participants receive paid vacation and sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Most survey participants receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.