When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($89K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y. ($86K), Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (about $84K), and Burlington, Vt. ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. Covington, Tenn. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $45K. The highest pay by state can be found in New York, where salaries average out at approximately $85K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $74K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (40 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make about $82K per year on average.
Associate Brand Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $99K annually — though Finance Managers, Supply Chain Planners, and Process Engineers also do fairly well at approximately $85K, $77K, and around $65K, respectively. Earning only $62K on average, Procurement Analysts make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $88K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Unilever, employees who hold a Master of Arts (MA) receive the highest salaries at approximately $109K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Strategic Marketing; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $106K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, close to one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Marketing Management, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in four respondents. Unilever sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. For almost all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage, too. Perks also include a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.