When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $118K annually) can be spotted in Plano, Texas; Boston, Mass. (around $87K), Fremont, Calif. (approximately $81K), and Chicago, Ill. ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Overland Park, Kan. at $34K. By state, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. pays its Massachusetts employees the most; the pay rate there is $81K per year.
Staff Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $96K annually; Senior Project Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Electrical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $85K, $60K, and about $59K, respectively. Sales Administrators make an average $33K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $81K per year. The largest fraction of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. people (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $54K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $120K per year. Human Resources Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $109K annually. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach around $99K per year.
When it comes to skills, Safety Compliance seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $90K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. workers, with roughly one in three of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and almost all survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. The vast majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, gym membership, and flexible hours.