Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $64K per year on average. Average pay is $69K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $88K per year.
Electrical Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $96K annually; District Sales Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $60K, while Web Designers and Accountants rank near the top as well ($53K and about $46K, respectively).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($87K per year) can be spotted in Wyoming, Minn.; Minneapolis, Minn. ($78K), Spirit Lake, Iowa ($75K), and San Diego, Calif. (around $59K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Sioux Falls, S.D.; in fact, at approximately $51K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Polaris Industries Inc workers in Minnesota earn the most — about $79K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $80K per year. Earning an Engineer in Training certification garners significant financial rewards of $76K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, Polaris Industries Inc pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — $82K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft Excel; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $88K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, nearly one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Computer Aided Design.
Benefits and Perks
Slightly more than half of workers report receiving paid vacation days, but only a quarter of respondents are paid for sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all employees use it to save for retirement. At Polaris Industries Inc, a large number of respondents have health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.