Average Salary for Ply Gem Employees

Employees at Ply Gem make $51K per year on average. Though your role at the company and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at Ply Gem, geography turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $158K annually) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; Cary, N.C. (about $108K), Columbus, Ohio ($69K), and Roanoke, Va. (approximately $63K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Peachtree City, Ga.; in fact, at $53K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, North Carolina offers the highest pay at $100K per year.


Plant Controllers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $90K annually; Territory Managers, Process Engineers, and Buyers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $73K, around $59K, and $45K, respectively.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $64K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $58K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ply Gem employees (38 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $85K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $110K annually for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Public Accountants with credentials; these people earn about $90K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS); Ply Gem awards approximately $108K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Java; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $110K annually. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Manufacturing Process Engineering as well.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Ply Gem provides health insurance to most respondents, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Ply Gem folks also make good use of a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).

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Key Stats for Ply Gem


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$48,834 - $107,031
$52,324 - $101,736
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1-4 years
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10-19 years
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