Average Salary for Sanderson Farms, Inc. Employees

Laurel, Miss.-based Sanderson Farms, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Production Supervisor to Benefits Supervisor in the meats and meat products. An average Sanderson Farms, Inc. employee can expect to make $44K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Sanderson Farms, Inc. fluctuate depending on geography; how long you've been working and your role at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

225 N 13TH AVE
Laurel, Mississippi 39441

Meats and Meat Products

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($50K per year) can be spotted in Waco, Texas; Hazlehurst, Miss. (around $45K), Palestine, Texas (about $43K), and the company's headquarter city of Laurel, Miss. ($36K) are the next top-paying cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of North Carolina pays Sanderson Farms, Inc. the most — approximately $54K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $60K per year. The largest slice of the Sanderson Farms, Inc. workforce (56 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $47K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Benefits Supervisors, who earn an average $48K per year, closely trailed by Production Supervisors (around $45K) annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $53K per year for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a First Aid Administrator can certainly pay off here; those folks make $46K on average. Sanderson Farms, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning about $49K on average.


Employees who count Quality Assurance / Quality Control among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $49K annually. People Management is a popular skill in the Sanderson Farms, Inc. workforce; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers usually know Leadership, Problem Solving, and Training as well.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for a strong majority of workers, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance and employee stock ownership plan (esop).

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Key Stats for Sanderson Farms, Inc.


48 %
52 %
$41,970 - $48,044
$47,166 - $61,042

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$46,184 - $56,508
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