Nearing the top of the pay scale are Shop Foremans, HVAC Technicians, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, and Field Service Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at $24.86 per hour, the other salaries come in at $22.90, approximately $22.35, and $21.00, respectively. Auto Mechanics are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $13.21.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $25.30 per hour) can be spotted in Ridgefield Park, N.J.; Charlotte, N.C. ($20.11), Houston, Texas (about $19.00), and Beaumont, Texas (approximately $18.59) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where pay average out at $25.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $18.05 per hour. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $20.29 per hour on average. The largest slice of the United Rentals Inc. workforce (35 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $20.24 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $28.35 per hour for OSHA 10 Hour Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. United Rentals Inc. compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at around $22.45 per hour.
Employees who count Heavy Equipment Repair among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $24.80 per hour. A garden variety skill at United Rentals Inc. is Customer Service; slightly less than a third of United Rentals Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Inside Sales.
United Rentals Inc.'s employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (29 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Almost all respondents save for retirement through United Rentals Inc.'s 401(k) plan. At United Rentals Inc., a large number of workers have health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, company car / automobile, and free drinks.