When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($56K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill. ($42K), Indianapolis, Ind. (about $40K), and Goldsboro, N.C. ($34K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Massachusetts, where the average salary is approximately $55K annually.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $42K per year on average. The largest fraction of Unifirst Corporation people (45 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $41K annually on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Manufacturing Production Managers, Human Resources Generalists, District Service Managers, and Outside Sales Representatives; while the first receives the highest median pay at $52K per year, the other salaries come in at approximately $48K, $48K, and $42K, respectively. With salaries averaging around $34K, Route Sales Representatives are among the lowest paid at Unifirst Corporation.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $48K annually for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Unifirst Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree — these employees rake in $44K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Employee Relations; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $48K annually. Customer Relations also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Account Sales, Customer Service, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination.
Benefits and Perks
Just half of employees receive paid time off. Most workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Almost all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. Perks also include a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.