Average Salary for Tyson Foods, Inc. Employees

Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Production Supervisor to Environmental Manager in the meats and meat products industry. A typical Tyson Foods, Inc. employee can expect to make $50K annually. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Tyson Foods, Inc., but your city and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Tyson Foods, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Production Supervisor (13)
$36,760 - $82,414  
[-]Production Supervisor (13)
Salary$35,101 - $65,659  
Bonus$680 - $19,866  
Total Pay$36,760 - $82,414  
[+]Maintenance Technician (9)
$25,111 - $62,476  
[+]Maintenance Technician (9)
Total Pay$25,111 - $62,476  
[+]Accounting Clerk (7)
$21,449 - $40,681  
[+]Accounting Clerk (7)
Total Pay$21,449 - $40,681  
[+]Production Worker (5)
$16,768 - $36,891  
[+]Production Worker (5)
Total Pay$16,768 - $36,891  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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About This Company

Springdale, Arkansas 72762


Meats and Meat Products

Tyson Foods Inc

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Senior Marketing Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $122K — though Environmental Managers, Senior Industrial Engineers, and Safety Managers also do fairly well at about $112K, $77K, and $64K, respectively. Tyson Foods, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Production Supervisors (around $48K).


Median pay is highest in Los Angeles ($115K per year), followed by Rogers ($101K), the company's headquarter city of Springdale ($89K), and Pine Bluff (approximately $75K). Expected earnings are below average ($51K) in Russellville, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Tyson Foods, Inc. employees make the most in Texas, earning about $79K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $49K. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $67K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $73K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Hazardous Materials Managers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $105K. Salaries typically rise to $65K annually for accredited HVAC/Refrigeration Certified Electricians. The best paid folks at Tyson Foods, Inc. have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE), earning around $115K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Regulatory Compliance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $80K. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Tyson Foods, Inc. workers, with roughly a sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Leadership, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Tyson Foods, Inc. gives paid vacation to a third of workers and paid sick leave to a quarter of workers. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Tyson Foods, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a solid majority of workers participate. Almost all employees can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Tyson Foods, Inc.


33 %
67 %
$27,617 - $66,805
$41,505 - $94,699
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

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