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 $45K per year. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and your job title are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Sanderson Farms, Inc. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

225 N 13TH AVE
Laurel, Mississippi 39441

Meats and Meat Products

Source: Freebase


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).

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Key Stats for Sanderson Farms, Inc.


42 %
58 %
$44,124 - $48,471
$48,000 - $90,000

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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