When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($105K per year) can be spotted in Fremont, Calif.; Boston, Mass. ($91K), Chicago, Ill. (around $80K), and Franklin, Tenn. ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $34K) is Overland Park, Kan. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. employee makes approximately $101K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Senior Project Engineers, who bring in close to $85K per year, though Human Factors Engineers are not far behind at $64K along with Project Engineers (around $61K) and UX Designers (approximately $50K). Earning only $34K on average, Sales Administrators make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $62K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (40 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $55K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn $82K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Professional Engineer License Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $74K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — $125K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Technical Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $79K annually. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. workforce; just under one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.