Nearing the top of the pay scale are Principal Mechanical Engineers, Senior Mechanical Engineers, Project Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $128K annually, the other salaries come in at $84K, $76K, and around $64K, respectively. Financial compensation for Project Analysts is rather low — on average only $48K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $67K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Whirlpool Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $59K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($82K per year) can be spotted in Marion, Ohio; St. Joseph, Mich. ($76K), Cleveland, Tenn. ($68K), and the company's headquarter city of Benton Harbor, Mich. (about $64K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Tulsa, Okla. at approximately $55K. The highest pay by state can be found in Illinois, where salaries average out at $120K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $158K per year. Certified Professional Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $96K annually. Whirlpool Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing — these employees rake in around $88K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Engineering Design; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $81K annually. A common skill in Whirlpool Corporation's work force is Project Management; just under a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of survey participants at Whirlpool Corporation enjoy paid vacation time, and just a fifth of survey participants can take sick leave. A large number of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and a large number of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.