When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $118K per year) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; the company's headquarter city of Wilmington, Mass. ($62K), Boston, Mass. ($58K), and Chicago, Ill. (approximately $42K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Goldsboro, N.C. — at $34K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of South Carolina; salaries there average to around $92K annually.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $43K per year. The largest fraction of Unifirst Corporation people (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $41K annually on average.
Earning about $52K per year on average, Manufacturing Production Managers receive the most money, followed by District Service Managers (around $49K), Human Resources Generalists ($48K), and Outside Sales Representatives ($42K). Unifirst Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Route Sales Representatives (around $34K on average).
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $48K annually. At Unifirst Corporation, employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest salaries at about $50K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Collections; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $49K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Relations; one-fourth consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Account Sales, Customer Service, and Sales Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only half of survey participants. A 401(k) program is available, and most respondents use it to save for retirement. For almost all employees, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.