Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $67K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $74K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $71K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $104K per year) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill. ($85K), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($85K), and Charlotte, N.C. (around $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $61K) is Racine, Wisc. The highest pay by state can be found in Georgia, where salaries average out at approximately $104K annually.
Senior Financial Analysts earn the highest median pay at $78K per year, followed by Research Scientists ($75K), Information Technology Project Managers ($71K), and Microbiologists (around $58K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach $117K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to about $72K per year for accredited Project Management Professionals. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance make the most here, hauling in $146K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Contract Negotiation; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $130K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; just over a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three survey participants receiving paid vacation and just over a fifth of workers receiving sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and almost all survey participants use it to save for retirement. Almost all employees report having health insurance, and the vast majority of workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Sealed Air Corporation are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.