Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $76K per year. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $65K annually.
National Account Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $109K per year — though Regional Sales Managers, Finance Managers, and Manufacturing Production Planners also do fairly well at approximately $103K, $94K, and around $76K, respectively. Production Supervisors make an average about $54K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($112K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Pleasanton, Calif. (approximately $103K), Memphis, Tenn. ($84K), and Trumbull, Conn. ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Lisle, Ill. — at around $60K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is approximately $112K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements receive bigger paychecks (about $85K annually) than those without credentials. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $84K per year. Unilever provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Liberal Studies — these employees rake in $103K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Account Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $103K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, nearly one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Benefits and Perks
Unilever lets only 35 percent take paid vacation and only one in six workers take sick leave. A large number of survey participants save for retirement through Unilever's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of workers and dental coverage for most workers. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.