Shop Foremans represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $24.86 per hour — though HVAC Technicians, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, and Tractor-Trailer Drivers also do fairly well at $22.90, $20.00, and about $19.77, respectively. United Rentals Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Auto Mechanics ($16.50 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $26.96 per hour) can be spotted in Williston, N.D.; Ridgefield Park, N.J. (approximately $26.19), Manassas, Va. (around $22.30), and Beaumont, Texas ($19.22) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($18.73) in Charlotte, N.C., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $25.00 per hour) in New Jersey.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $18.01 per hour. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $22.32 per hour on average. The largest fraction of United Rentals Inc. people (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $20.59 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Secretary certainly has its perks — salaries approach $26.19 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in about $21.50 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Heavy Equipment Repair; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $23.33 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at United Rentals Inc. is Customer Service, with just under a third considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Electronic Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, United Rentals Inc. has room for improvement — only 28 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include a company cell phone, life insurance, free drinks, and a casual working environment.