The highest average salaries go to Aviation Program Managers, who bring in close to $136K, though Aerospace Engineers are not far behind at $98K along with Project Engineers ($90K) and Manufacturing Engineers (approximately $75K). Buyers make around $57K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $76K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $65K. The greater proportion of employees (27 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home around $88K per year.
Median pay is highest in East Hartford ($102K annually), followed by Danbury (about $91K), the company's headquarter city of Hartford ($85K), and Windsor Locks ($83K). On the lower end is Phoenix at around $66K. The highest pay by state can be found in Connecticut, where salaries average out at $87K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Public Accountant certainly has its perks — salaries approach $100K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Salaries typically rise to $95K annually for accredited Senior Human Resources Professionals. Employees who have a law degree make the most here, hauling in about $140K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Technical Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $94K. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one-half of workers. Almost all workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Nearly all workers can count on health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.