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Average Salary for Tyson Foods, Inc. Employees

Based in Springdale, Ark.,meats and meat products player Tyson Foods, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Production Supervisor and Senior Industrial Engineer positions. An average Tyson Foods, Inc. employee can expect to make $51K annually. Your city influences pay for Tyson Foods, Inc. workers the most, followed by your job title and how long you've been working. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Tyson Foods, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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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 ($94K per year) can be spotted in Kennewick, Wash.; the company's headquarter city of Springdale, Ark. (approximately $79K), Pine Bluff, Ark. (about $65K), and Atlanta, Ga. (around $64K) are the next top-paying cities. At $42K, Berryville, Ark. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — $95K annually on average.


Senior Industrial Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $93K per year; Associate Brand Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $89K, while Senior Technical Analysts and Maintenance Managers rank near the top as well ($89K and $83K, respectively). Production & Operating Managers at Tyson Foods, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $49K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $69K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $52K per year. Overall, the greater share of Tyson Foods, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $74K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

First Aid Administrators are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $58K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist is rewarded with median pay of $53K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); Tyson Foods, Inc. awards about $90K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $88K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Leadership; roughly one in eight consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Team Leadership, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control as well.

Benefits and Perks

Most respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Nearly all survey participants can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other perks are 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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