When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $168K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; San Francisco, Calif. (around $121K), Minneapolis, Minn. ($115K), and Denver, Colo. ($100K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($89K) in Atlanta, Ga., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across The North Highland Company's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home approximately $200K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Strategy Managers — their earnings average around $160K per year. Consulting Managers are a close second at $122K along with Management Consultants ($97K) and Senior Business Consultants ($87K). With salaries averaging about $86K, Strategy Managers are among the lowest paid at The North Highland Company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $60K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $102K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The North Highland Company employees (58 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $104K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $106K per year. The North Highland Company compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Strategy-holders the most at $205K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Strategic Planning; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $147K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; close to a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are Consulting Management, Business Analysis, and Business Strategy.
Benefits and Perks
The North Highland Company lets only one in three survey participants take paid vacation and only one in six survey participants take sick leave. Most survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The vast majority of employees can count on health insurance, and almost all respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include employee stock ownership plan (esop), a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.