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Average Salary for Tyson Foods, Inc. Employees

Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Production Supervisor to Senior Industrial Engineer in the meats and meat products. The average Tyson Foods, Inc. employee earns $51K annually. At Tyson Foods, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your city — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Tyson Foods, Inc. typically pays:
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About This Company

Springdale, Arkansas 72762


Meats and Meat Products

Tyson Foods Inc

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $94K per year) can be spotted in Kennewick, Wash.; the company's headquarter city of Springdale, Ark. (about $79K), Pine Bluff, Ark. (around $65K), and Atlanta, Ga. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Berryville, Ark. at $42K. By state, Tyson Foods, Inc. employees make the most in Texas, earning $95K annually on average.


Senior Industrial Engineers earn the highest median pay at $93K per year, followed by Associate Brand Managers (about $89K), Senior Technical Analysts ($89K), and Maintenance Managers (approximately $83K). Near the bottom at Tyson Foods, Inc. are Production & Operating Managers, pulling in an average of just $49K.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $69K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $52K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $74K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $58K per year for First Aid Administrators; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist is rewarded with median pay of $53K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in about $90K 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 $88K annually. Leadership is a popular skill in the Tyson Foods, Inc. workforce; around one in eight of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Team Leadership, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Benefits and Perks

Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). At Tyson Foods, Inc., a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. Perks also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Tyson Foods, Inc.


31 %
69 %
$28,383 - $70,187
$40,576 - $91,694
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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