When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($118K annually) can be spotted in Plano, Texas; Boston, Mass. (around $87K), Fremont, Calif. (about $81K), and Chicago, Ill. ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Overland Park, Kan. — at $34K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Massachusetts, where the average Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. employee makes approximately $81K per year.
Earning around $96K annually on average, Staff Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Project Engineers ($85K), Mechanical Engineers (about $60K), and Electrical Engineers ($59K). Among the lower-paid positions at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. are Sales Administrators — the median salary for this role approaches $33K.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $81K per year. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $54K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $120K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Human Resources Professional is rewarded with median pay of $109K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in approximately $99K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Safety Compliance; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $90K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. workforce; roughly a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Almost all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, gym membership, and flexible hours.