When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($62K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Des Moines, Iowa ($56K), Washington, DC ($55K), and Clearwater, Fla. (approximately $50K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Chicago, Ill. — at around $26K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — about $73K annually on average.
Bringing in the most money are Market Research Analysts — their earnings average $54K per year. Directors of Human Resources are a close second at approximately $51K along with Mediators (around $50K) and Inside Sales Representatives ($26K).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $54K annually. The largest fraction of The Better Business Bureau people (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $34K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $50K annually for Mediation Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The Better Business Bureau compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $88K per year.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $77K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Marketing Communications; approximately one in five deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Media / Public Relations, Customer Service, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
43 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in three employees can take paid time off for illness. A majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Most workers can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.