When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $158K per year) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; Cary, N.C. ($98K), Roanoke, Va. (approximately $63K), and Peachtree City, Ga. ($53K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, California offers the highest pay at $95K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Plant Controllers — their earnings average about $90K per year. Territory Managers are a close second at around $73K along with Process Engineers (approximately $59K) and Buyers ($45K).
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $57K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $53K per year. The largest fraction of Ply Gem people (39 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $90K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $90K per year. Ply Gem workers who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are also well compensated, earning about $82K on average.
Employees who count Leadership among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $119K annually. Manufacturing Process Engineering is a popular skill among Ply Gem workers, with around a sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, SQL, and Lean Manufacturing as well.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone.