Average Salary for Tyson Foods, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Springdale, Ark., meats and meat products company Tyson Foods, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Production Supervisor to Tractor-Trailer Driver. Tyson Foods, Inc. pays its employees $48K annually on average. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Tyson Foods, Inc. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Springdale, Arkansas 72762


Meats and Meat Products

Tyson Foods Inc

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The highest paychecks go to Environmental Managers, who earn an average $92K per year, closely trailed by Maintenance Managers (approximately $83K), Associate Brand Managers (around $75K), and Maintenance Supervisors (about $58K). Among the lower-paid positions at Tyson Foods, Inc. are Production & Operating Managers — the median salary for this role approaches $49K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Bentonville, Ark.; Sioux City, Iowa ($81K), Chicago, Ill. (around $81K), and Fayetteville, Ark. (about $75K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $53K) is St. Joseph, Mo. By state, Tyson Foods, Inc. employees make the most in California, earning $93K per year on average.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $67K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $54K per year. The largest slice of the Tyson Foods, Inc. workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $68K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $86K per year. Certified Technicians also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $83K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management make the most here, hauling in $102K per year.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $86K annually. A garden variety skill at Tyson Foods, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; one-sixth of Tyson Foods, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know People Management, Leadership, and Production Management.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Tyson Foods, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 18 percent and sick leave to 9 percent. Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). For almost all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Tyson Foods, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Tyson Foods, Inc.


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67 %
$41,866 - $90,480
$42,999 - $82,809

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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