Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $70K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $76K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $71K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wisc. (approximately $85K), Charlotte, N.C. (around $79K), and Duncan, S.C. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Racine, Wisc. — at approximately $61K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across Sealed Air Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Illinois earn the most, taking home $85K annually.
Senior Financial Analysts represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $78K per year — though Research Scientists, Information Technology Project Managers, and Account Managers also do fairly well at about $75K, $71K, and about $66K, respectively. With salaries averaging around $58K, Microbiologists are among the lowest paid at Sealed Air Corporation.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $153K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Six Sigma Green Belts with credentials; these people earn $117K per year on average. Sealed Air Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance — these employees rake in $146K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Contract Negotiation; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $141K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, around one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Research Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three survey participants receiving paid vacation and just under a fourth of workers receiving sick leave. Nearly all employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Nearly all survey participants can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.