Environmental Health & Safety Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $115K annually on average; Regional Sales Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $108K, followed by Chemists earning $66K and Mechanical Engineers making $63K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $95K per year) can be spotted in Princeton, N.J.; Boston, Mass. ($86K), Cranston, R.I. ($67K), and Boca Raton, Fla. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Kansas City, Mo. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $53K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Michigan, where salaries average out at approximately $85K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $64K per year on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $59K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (28 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $84K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $67K annually for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Six Sigma Green Belts with credentials; these people earn approximately $62K per year on average. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $79K annually.
Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $95K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Customer Relationship Management, Technical Analysis, and Product Development.
Benefits and Perks
One in three survey participants have paid vacation, and only about one in five survey participants can take paid time off for illness. Almost all employees report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of workers receive health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Tyco Fire and Security folks also make good use of a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.