When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $100K annually) can be spotted in Boulder, Colo.; Raleigh, N.C. (approximately $80K), the company's headquarter city of Neenah, Wisc. (around $69K), and Appleton, Wisc. ($69K) are the next top-paying cities. Scottsdale, Ariz. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $44K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to $101K per year.
Engineering Project Managers earn the highest median pay at $100K annually, followed by Senior Hardware Design Engineers (approximately $96K), Test Engineers ($66K), and Quality Assurance Engineers (about $62K). Buyers make an average around $48K, 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 $69K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $52K annually. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $82K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts receive bigger paychecks (around $92K annually) than those without credentials. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE); Plexus Corporation awards approximately $89K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Engineering Design; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $94K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; one-seventh of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are C++, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Just one in three workers receive paid time off. The vast majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most respondents also include dental insurance. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.