Earning approximately $105K per year on average, Engineering Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers ($91K), Senior Test Engineers ($81K), and Mechanical Engineers ($79K). Test Engineers make an average about $64K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Plexus Corporation for between five and 10 years earn around $72K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $57K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K annually) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; the company's headquarter city of Neenah, Wisc. (around $67K), Boulder, Colo. ($65K), and Appleton, Wisc. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Buffalo Grove, Ill. at about $42K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $80K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $71K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. OSHA 10 Hour Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $68K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Plexus Corporation pays those with a Master of Science (MS) the most — $95K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Engineering Design among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $96K annually. A garden variety skill at Plexus Corporation is Project Management; slightly less than one-fifth of Plexus Corporation's people use it regularly. Other top skills include C++ Programming Language, SolidWorks, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Plexus Corporation gives paid vacation to 37 percent and paid sick leave to a quarter of survey participants. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For a large number of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.