When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $22.00 per hour) can be spotted in Deer Park, Texas; Rutherford, N.J. ($21.50), Plaquemine, La. ($19.50), and Marquette, Mich. (approximately $17.59) are the next top-paying cities. Vallejo, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $13.99. The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where pay average out at around $21.20 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to Quality Control Inspectors, who earn an average approximately $22.53 per hour, closely trailed by Human Resources Specialists ($21.69), Data Analysts ($18.00), and Chemists ($17.90). With salaries averaging about $14.96, Lab Technologists are among the lowest paid at SGS North America, Inc.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $17.57 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of SGS North America, Inc. employees (60 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $17.95 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
At SGS North America, Inc., employees who hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) receive the highest pay at around $19.55.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Microsoft Word; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $19.91 per hour. Data Analysis is a popular skill among SGS North America, Inc. workers, with over a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just a third of survey participants. Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. At SGS North America, Inc., a solid majority of respondents have health insurance, and a strong majority of employees have dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and supplemental maternity leave.