When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($27.59 per hour) can be spotted in Ridgefield Park, N.J.; Charlotte, N.C. (approximately $20.11), Beaumont, Texas ($18.59), and Houston, Texas ($18.49) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New Jersey; pay there average to around $26.23 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Shop Foremans — their earnings average about $24.86 per hour. HVAC Technicians are a close second at approximately $22.90 along with Heavy Equipment Mechanics (around $22.35) and Computer Technicians ($20.50). Financial compensation for Inside Sales Representatives is rather low — on average only $18.03 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $22.37 per hour. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $18.30 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $20.24 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $26.19 per hour for Certified Professional Secretarys, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At United Rentals Inc., employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest pay at $22.45.
In this position, it pays to have Heavy Equipment Repair in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $24.80 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the United Rentals Inc. workforce; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Maintenance.
At United Rentals Inc., there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 35 percent. Almost all workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Almost all respondents report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, a company cell phone, free drinks, and company car / automobile.