Bringing in the most money are Key Account Managers — their earnings average approximately $99K annually. District Sales Managers are a close second at $66K along with Warehouse Managers ($55K) and Warehouse Supervisors (around $55K). Near the bottom at Republic National Distributing Company are Non-Technical Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives, pulling in an average of just $33K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $119K per year) can be spotted in Omaha, Neb.; New Orleans, La. ($90K), Houston, Texas ($73K), and Atlanta, Ga. (around $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Baltimore, Md. ranks low on the pay scale — at $58K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Georgia offers the highest pay at approximately $73K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $67K per year. The greater proportion of employees (37 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $44K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications earn about $76K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Forklift Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make $60K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); Republic National Distributing Company awards $70K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Sales Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $67K annually. Folks here also tend to know People Management; on the survey, just under a fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Account Sales, and Logistics.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in four workers receive paid vacation and sick leave. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of respondents and dental coverage for most respondents. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.