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Average Salary for Tyson Foods, Inc. Employees

Based in Springdale, Arkansas, meats and meat products industry player Tyson Foods, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Production Supervisor and Safety Manager positions. The typical salary at Tyson Foods, Inc. is $50K per year. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Tyson Foods, Inc. workers, followed by where you live and your experience level. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies 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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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Production Supervisor (11)
$36,163 - $83,838  
[-]Production Supervisor (11)
Salary$35,368 - $72,797  
Bonus$609 - $9,417  
Total Pay$36,163 - $83,838  
[+]Maintenance Technician (9)
$24,824 - $63,543  
[+]Maintenance Technician (9)
Total Pay$24,824 - $63,543  
[+]Accounting Clerk (6)
$20,945 - $40,286  
[+]Accounting Clerk (6)
Total Pay$20,945 - $40,286  
[+]Maintenance Mechanic (4)
$28,782 - $63,094  
[+]Maintenance Mechanic (4)
Total Pay$28,782 - $63,094  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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Tyson Foods, Inc. Details

Springdale, Arkansas 72762


Meats and Meat Products

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Bringing in the most money are Senior Marketing Managers — their earnings average approximately $122K. Senior Programmer Analysts are a close second at $80K along with Senior Industrial Engineers (around $77K) and Safety Managers ($63K). On the lower end are Production Supervisors at about $48K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($115K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles; Rogers (approximately $101K), Kennewick (around $92K), and the company's headquarter city of Springdale ($84K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $62K) in Fayetteville, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Tyson Foods, Inc. employees make the most in Texas, earning $79K per year on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $49K. For those with at least five years experience, pay generally amounts to around $65K. By and large, the biggest segment of Tyson Foods, Inc.'s workforce (43 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and take home approximately $73K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $115K for Certified Hazardous Materials Manager s; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a HVAC/Refrigeration Certified Electrician can certainly pay off here; those folks make $65K. Tyson Foods, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) are also well compensated, earning $115K on average.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $67K. A garden variety skill at Tyson Foods, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; a little less than one-fifth of Tyson Foods, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Training, and Leadership.

Benefits and Perks

One in three workers have paid vacation, and only about one in four workers can take paid time off for illness. A strong majority of workers save for retirement through Tyson Foods, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

32 %
68 %
$27,404 - $67,265
$41,634 - $91,934
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

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