When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($72K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Laurel, Miss.; Waco, Texas ($50K), Hazlehurst, Miss. (approximately $45K), and Palestine, Texas (about $43K) are the next top-paying cities. Across Sanderson Farms, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of North Carolina earn the most, taking home around $56K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $62K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (60 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $47K per year on average.
Benefits Supervisors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $48K annually — though Production Supervisors also do fairly well at around $45K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $53K annually. First Aid Administrators with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $46K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in about $49K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Quality Assurance / Quality Control; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $49K per year. A common skill in Sanderson Farms, Inc.'s work force is People Management; slightly less than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Leadership, Problem Solving, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Sanderson Farms, Inc. provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and most employees do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Sanderson Farms, Inc. are life insurance and employee stock ownership plan (esop).