Residents of Cranbury, N.J. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $119K per year; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. (approximately $84K) and Washington, DC ($72K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $119K annually) in New Jersey.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $84K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The Associated Press employees (44 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $79K annually on average.
Information Technology Project Managers earn the highest median pay at $85K per year, followed by Journalists (around $71K) annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Cisco Certified Network Associates are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $86K per year. Microsoft Certified Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $85K annually. Regarding salaries and education, The Associated Press pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — $119K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report .NET among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $150K per year. Microsoft Office is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one-fourth of The Associated Press' people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Editing, C#, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Merely one-half of workers at The Associated Press earn paid vacation and paid sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, The Associated Press provides an optional 401(k) plan, and almost all survey participants participate. A large number of respondents report having health insurance, and most respondents report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at The Associated Press are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and life insurance.