Average Hourly Rate for Tyson Foods, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Springdale, Ark., Tyson Foods, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the meats and meat products, from Maintenance Mechanic to Maintenance Technician. Tyson Foods, Inc. workers report earning an average of $14.98 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $23.67. Tyson Foods, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though where you live and your experience level are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Springdale, Arkansas 72762


Meats and Meat Products

Tyson Foods Inc

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Earning $18.67 per hour on average, Ammonia Refrigeration Technicians receive the most money, followed by Maintenance Technicians ($18.01), Maintenance Mechanics (around $17.76), and Quality Assurance Technicians ($16.32). Earning only about $10.20 on average, Laborers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $21.00 per hour) can be spotted in Omaha, Neb.; Pasco, Wash. ($17.23), Clarksville, Ark. ($16.51), and Russellville, Ark. (around $16.30) are the next top-paying cities. At $12.88, Vienna, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at about $17.67 per hour.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $15.47 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Tyson Foods, Inc. employees (49 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $14.52 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $24.19 per hour for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. The best paid folks at Tyson Foods, Inc. have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), earning about $28.67 per hour.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Systems Troubleshooting among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $19.27 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Maintenance; on the survey, just under a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Machine Operation, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about 30 percent receiving paid vacation and just under one-fifth of workers receiving sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Tyson Foods, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and over one-half of workers participate. For a large number of workers, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and stock options.

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Key Stats for Tyson Foods, Inc.


34 %
66 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
Hourly Rate
$11 - $19

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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