Average Salary for Tyson Foods, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Springdale, Ark., meats and meat products company Tyson Foods, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Production Supervisor to Associate Brand Manager. The median income for Tyson Foods, Inc. employees is $51K annually. Tyson Foods, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though geography and how long you've been working are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Springdale, Arkansas 72762


Meats and Meat Products

Tyson Foods Inc

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Senior Marketing Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $123K per year; Senior Industrial Engineers, Maintenance Managers, and Associate Brand Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $93K, approximately $83K, and around $83K, respectively. Financial compensation for Production & Operating Managers is rather low — on average only $49K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K annually) can be spotted in Kennewick, Wash.; the company's headquarter city of Springdale, Ark. ($75K), Fayetteville, Ark. (about $66K), and Pine Bluff, Ark. (approximately $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $42K) in Berryville, Ark., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Tyson Foods, Inc. employees make the most in Texas, earning $95K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $70K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $54K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Tyson Foods, Inc. employees (34 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $73K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $81K per year for Comptia A+ Service Technicians; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Certified SQF Practitioner is rewarded with median pay of approximately $71K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Tyson Foods, Inc. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — $90K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Marketing Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $102K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, close to one-eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include 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 a large number of workers participate. Almost all respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for Tyson Foods, Inc.


31 %
69 %
$42,662 - $74,111
$41,184 - $91,809
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 25 votes.

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