Average Salary for Tyson Foods, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Springdale, Ark., Tyson Foods, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the meats and meat products, from Production Supervisor to Associate Brand Manager. Employees at Tyson Foods, Inc. make $52K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Tyson Foods, Inc. employees is your city, though your job title and your experience level play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 annually) can be spotted in Kennewick, Wash.; the company's headquarter city of Springdale, Ark. ($75K), Atlanta, Ga. ($64K), and San Diego, Calif. (about $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Berryville, Ark. is near the bottom for pay at around $42K. The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where salaries average out at $95K per year.


Senior Industrial Engineers earn the highest median pay at $93K annually, followed by Senior Technical Analysts (around $89K), Maintenance Managers ($83K), and Associate Brand Managers ($83K). Tyson Foods, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Production & Operating Managers (about $49K on average).

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $70K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $54K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $73K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Comptia A+ Service Technicians have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $81K annually. Certified SQF Practitioners with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $71K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); Tyson Foods, Inc. awards around $90K to these degree-holders.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Marketing Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $95K annually. A garden variety skill at Tyson Foods, Inc. is Project Management; one-seventh of Tyson Foods, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Leadership, Microsoft Excel, and Team Leadership.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Tyson Foods, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most workers participate. Nearly all employees receive health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Tyson Foods, Inc.


31 %
69 %
$36,000 - $74,748
$40,911 - $91,655

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

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