When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $90K annually) can be spotted in Monroe, Wisc.; Bolingbrook, Ill. (about $85K), Chicago, Ill. ($75K), and New York, N.Y. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $41K) in Austin, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Illinois, where the average salary is $77K per year.
Operations Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $87K annually — though Print Production Managers, Project Managers, and Programmer Analysts also do fairly well at approximately $64K, $64K, and $63K, respectively. Near the bottom at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company are Account Managers, pulling in an average of just $52K.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $59K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $51K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $71K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements earn approximately $133K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of around $103K per year on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company — these employees make the most at $86K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $75K per year. A common skill in R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company's work force is Microsoft Office; around a sixth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of employees use it to save for retirement. At R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a strong majority of respondents have health insurance, and a fair number of employees have dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and optional telecommute / work from home.