When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $118K annually) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; the company's headquarter city of Wilmington, Mass. (around $62K), Boston, Mass. ($59K), and Chicago, Ill. (approximately $42K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of South Carolina; salaries there average to $90K per year.
Area Sales Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $85K annually; Manufacturing Production Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $52K, while Outside Sales Representatives and District Service Managers rank near the top as well (around $49K and $48K, respectively). Financial compensation for Route Sales Representatives is rather low — on average only $36K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $41K per year. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $42K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make about $43K per year. Unifirst Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree — these employees rake in $51K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Sales Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $58K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Relations; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth deem it necessary for work. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Field Sales.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only half of workers. A large number of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At Unifirst Corporation, a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.