The Premium PayScale Report

Get all the facts...and discover what you should be earning.

Your Premium PayScale Report is 100% personalized and is filled with pages of relevant details -- details you won't find anywhere else. We not only compare your compensation, bonuses, and benefit package with that of your peers, you'll also see additional (and very specific) job information.

For example:

  • Nurses learn how hospital bed-count affects compensation.
  • Executives learn how the number of reports affects compensation.
  • Truck drivers learn how route-length affects compensation.
  • Programmers learn how skills and certifications affect compensation levels.

Please keep in mind that this is just a sample report. Your actual report will be 100% personalized, with compensation information that's unique to you.

Example Report - Salaried Employee

Project Manager, Manufacturing

Your City, Your State, United States

Salary Range for Your Peer Group
PayScale
Average = $60,300
Your Percentile = 61%
What this chart means:

25% of Your Peer Group makes less than $48,450
25% of Your Peer Group makes $48,450 - $58,000
25% of Your Peer Group makes $58,000 - $73,000
25% of Your Peer Group makes more than $73,000

= your Salary

# reporting:88   Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Your Premium PayScale Report™

Information. It's the key to success, whether you're negotiating a raise or mapping out a career plan. Know what you're worth in the marketplace with our highly-personalized Premium PayScale Report.

To determine your real value, there's no better method than a comparison to real employees just like you. That's why we've created Your Peer Group, the profiles in our database that most closely match yours by industry, skills, experience, location, and more. Throughout your Premium PayScale Report, we'll compare you to Your Peer Group to help you understand how you should be compensated.

How To Use This Report:

  1. Your Profile. Review your profile information. Double-check all the facts and ensure it's completely accurate.
  2. Your Cash Compensation. Compare your various forms of cash compensation to Your Peer Group.
  3. Your Benefits Summary. See how your vacation, medical, and other benefits stack up.
  4. Compensation Influencers. Understand how experience levels, education, and more can effect your compensation.
  5. Anonymous Profiles. View real profiles from employees within Your Peer Group.
  6. Methodology. Learn about our techniques for gathering and analyzing data.
Your Profile Information

Your Premium PayScale Report is based on the following profile from Monday, April 11, 2005.

Please review your profile and double-check all the facts. If you discuss this report with your manager, be sure you both agree your profile is an accurate summary of your position.

Employer Type: Company   Number of Employees: 1700
Job: Project Manager, Manufacturing   Years In Field/Career: 6
Salary (Annual): $62,000   Bonus (Annual): $7,000
Job Location: United States, Your City, Your State

Compensation and Benefits Summary

Your Cash Compensation

Where do you fall? The following charts show the cash compensation -- in all forms -- of the employees in Your Peer Group. This may include salary, hourly rates, bonuses, commissions, etc.

Your Cash Compensation Summary
% Reporting Average 25% 50% 75%
Salary 88% $60,202 $48,450 $58,000 $73,000
Bonus 35% $4,041 $2,000 $3,250 $5,000
Hourly Rate 13% $21.00 $16.00 $20.00 $24.00
Profit Disbursement 6% $4,580 $800 $4,000 $7,500

# reporting: 100     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Your Benefits Summary

Don't underestimate the importance of non-cash benefits, such as vacation time and medical coverage. Their positive impact on your life in (and out) of the office shouldn't be overlooked as you evaluate your total compensation package.

Your Benefits Summary

Health Benefits of Your Peer Group
Dental, Medical / Health & Vision 48% Receive
Dental & Medical / Health 34% Receive
Medical / Health 11% Receive
None 7% Receive
Medical / Health & Vision 1% Receive
# reporting: 92

Additional Benefits of Your Peer Group You Have
401(k) 24% Receive
Paid Holidays / Vacation 24% Receive
Life Insurance/Disability 16% Receive
Paid Sick Leave 14% Receive
Education/Training/Tuition/Certification Reimbursement 11% Receive  
Casual Dress/Atmosphere 8% Receive
Flex-Time 3% Receive

# reporting: 87

Average Vacation of Your Peer Group: 3 weeks (92% reporting)

Compensation Influencers - Employment Setting

The type of employer you work for or the size of your company can have a direct influence on your cash compensation. We took a look within -- and outside -- Your Peer Group and compared your compensation with the employees who closely match your profile in all respects, except employment setting.

Average Salary By Product Activity
  % reporting
Aerospace and Defense  2%
$66,500
Pharmaceuticals  2%
$66,500
Machinery & Tools Manufacturing  3%
$64,433
Automotive Supplier  5%
$63,800
Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals  2%
$63,500
Water Treatment Products & Services  2%
$61,500
Manufacturing, Filtration Products  2%
$58,500

# reporting: 18     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Average Salary by Company Size (People)
  % reporting
20000-49999  4%
$82,425
50000+  5%
$66,200
50-199  15%
$64,133
2000-4999  4%
$63,125
5000-19999  6%
$59,733
600-1999  15%
$59,360
200-599  14%
$54,836
10-49  5%
$52,320

# reporting: 68     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Average Salary by Employer Type
  % reporting
Company  87%
$60,055

# reporting: 87     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Average Hourly Rate by Employer Type
  % reporting
Company  13%
$21.00

# reporting: 13     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Compensation Influencers - Skills and Experience

What can you expect as you gain experience and acquire new skills? See how your compensation levels can change -- and the type of skills other employees possess -- in the following charts. They show comparisons to those who closely match your profile in all respects, except their skills or experience.

Average Salary By Experience
  % reporting
20 years or more  6%
$76,033
10-19 years  7%
$60,571
5-9 years  63%
$60,192
1-4 years  8%
$53,313

# reporting: 84     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Average Hourly Rate By Experience
  % reporting
20 years or more  2%
$36.00
5-9 years  10%
$19.00

# reporting: 12     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Compensation Influencers - Training and Education

They can make a big difference. The charts below map out the various compensation levels of individuals with profiles that closely match yours, except for their degrees and certifications.

Average Salary by Degree
  % reporting
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)  2%
$81,500
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering  3%
$73,667
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering  2%
$71,000
Master of Business Administration (MBA)  6%
$67,817
Master of Science (MS)  3%
$66,767
Engineering Degree  2%
$66,500

# reporting: 18     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Compensation Influencers - Location and Demographics

Location. Age. Gender. See how key demographics can effect compensation. We took a look at employees within -- and outside -- Your Peer Group who closely match your profile in all respects except these areas.

Please note that we don't consider your age or gender when determining your market value. We provide this information only because our users tell us they find it interesting.

Average Salary By State
  % reporting
Illinois  4%
$70,000
California  6%
$69,833
Georgia  4%
$66,250
Washington  6%
$65,500
New York  6%
$62,867
Your State  14%
$60,929

# reporting: 49     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Average Salary By City
  % reporting
Your City  8%
$60,300
New York  2%
$87,500
Atlanta  4%
$66,500
Chicago  3%
$74,000
Seattle  2%
$72,500
San Diego  2%
$72,230

# reporting: 21     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Average Salary By Gender
  % reporting
Male  59%
$61,759
Female  13%
$61,685

# reporting: 72     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Average Salary By Age Range
  % reporting
44-65  12%
$73,292
25-44  56%
$60,243
18-25  2%
$37,300

# reporting: 70     Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)

Peer Profiles

We've pulled anonymous profiles from Your Peer Group for you to review. See tangible, real-world examples of compensation packages, skill sets, and experience levels of other employees. The following reports are just a sampling of the ones used to determine your market value.

Profile #1
Current Employer
Employer Type:Company
  Employer's Product/Business:Manufacturing and Distribution
  Years with Employer:5
  Number of Employees:50
Job/Position/Title
Project Manager, Manufacturing
Years In Field/Career
5
Salary
$50,000
  Salary Type:Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Vacation Weeks
2
Benefits/Perks
Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, 401(k), Life Insurance/Disability
Health Insurance
Dental, Vision, Medical / Health
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:Pennsylvania
  Country:United States
Demographics
Age:55
  Gender:Male
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same experience level, same company type


Profile #2
Current Employer
Employer Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Years with Employer:0
  Employer Type:Company
  Employer's Product/Business:Medical Device Manufacturing
  Number of Employees:1000
Job/Position/Title
Project Manager, Manufacturing
Years In Field/Career
3
Salary
$55,000
  Salary Type:Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Bonus
$5,500
Vacation Weeks
2
Benefits/Perks
Paid Holidays / Vacation, 401(k), Life Insurance/Disability, Stock Options, Stock Purchase Plan
Health Insurance
Dental, Vision, Medical / Health
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:Pennsylvania
  Country:United States
School/Degree
School Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Degree/Major Subject:Bachelor of Science (BS) in Materials Science and Engineering
Demographics
Age:25
  Gender:Male
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same company type, same employer size range


Profile #3
Industry / Job Category
Biotechnology & Drugs
Current Employer
Employer Type:Company
  Years with Employer:5
  Number of Employees:35000
Job/Position/Title
Project Manager, Manufacturing
Years In Field/Career
5
Salary
$90,000
  Salary Type:Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Bonus
$9,000
Vacation Weeks
3
Benefits/Perks
401(k), Medical/Dental/Vision/Health Insurance, Stock Options
Health Insurance
Medical / Health, Dental, Vision
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:Pennsylvania
  Country:United States
School/Degree
School Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Degree/Major Subject:Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), School Name:This data point withheld for privacy., Degree/Major Subject:Master of Management
Demographics
Age:34
  Gender:Male
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same experience level, same company type


Profile #4
Current Employer
Employer Type:Company
  Years with Employer:3
  Employer's Product/Business:Display Technologies
Job/Position/Title
Project Manager, Manufacturing
Years In Field/Career
5
Salary
$70,000
  Salary Type:Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Bonus
$5,000
Vacation Weeks
4
Benefits/Perks
Education/Training/Tuition/Certification Reimbursement, 401(k), Life Insurance/Disability, Stock Options, Stock Purchase Plan
Health Insurance
Dental, Vision, Medical / Health
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:Massachusetts
  Country:United States
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same experience level, same company type


Profile #5
Current Employer
Employer Type:Company
  Employer's Product/Business:Publishing
  Years with Employer:5
  Number of Employees:3500
Job/Position/Title
Project Manager, Manufacturing
Years In Field/Career
5
Salary
$48,000
  Salary Type:Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Vacation Weeks
3
Benefits/Perks
Paid Holidays / Vacation, 401(k), Internet Access (DSL/ISDN/Cable...), Stock Purchase Plan, Casual Dress/Atmosphere
Health Insurance
Dental, Vision, Medical / Health
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:New Jersey
  Country:United States
School/Degree
School Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
Demographics
Age:28
  Gender:Female
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same experience level, same company type


Profile #6
Current Employer
Employer's Product/Business:Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals
  Number of Employees:300
  Employer Type:Company
  Years with Employer:1
Job/Position/Title
Project Manager, Manufacturing
Years In Field/Career
5
Salary
$75,000
  Salary Type:Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Vacation Weeks
2
Benefits/Perks
Paid Holidays / Vacation, 401(k), Casual Dress/Atmosphere
Health Insurance
Dental, Vision, Medical / Health
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:Pennsylvania
  Country:United States
School/Degree
School Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Degree/Major Subject:Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering
Demographics
Age:30
  Gender:Female
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same experience level, same company type


Profile #7
Current Employer
Employer Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Years with Employer:6
  Employer Type:Company
  Employer's Product/Business:Pharmaceuticals
  Number of Employees:50000
Job/Position/Title
Project Manager, Manufacturing
Years In Field/Career
6
Salary
$73,000
  Salary Type:Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Bonus
$6,000
Vacation Weeks
3
Benefits/Perks
Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, 401(k), Life Insurance/Disability, Stock Options
Health Insurance
Dental, Vision, Medical / Health
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:Pennsylvania
  Country:United States
School/Degree
School Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Degree/Major Subject:Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering
Demographics
Age:29
  Gender:Male
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same experience level, same company type


Profile #8
Current Employer
Employer Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Years with Employer:12
  Employer Type:Company
  Employer's Product/Business:Metal Components Fabrication
  Number of Employees:80
Job/Position/Title
Project Supervisor, Manufacturing
Years In Field/Career
6
Number Supervised
80
Salary
$45,000
  Salary Type:Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Vacation Weeks
4
Benefits/Perks
Paid Holidays / Vacation, 401(k), Gym / Health Club / Fitness Membership, Casual Dress/Atmosphere
Health Insurance
Dental, Vision, Medical / Health
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:Pennsylvania
  Country:United States
School/Degree
School Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
Demographics
Age:42
  Gender:Male
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same experience level, same company type


Profile #9
Current Employer
Employer Type:Company
  Employer Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Employer's Product/Business:Medical Device Manufacturing
  Years with Employer:8
  Number of Employees:1000
Job/Position/Title
Manufacturing Supervisor
Years In Field/Career
8
Salary
$53,000
  Salary Type:Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Vacation Weeks
4
Benefits/Perks
Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, 401(k), Cell Phone
Health Insurance
Dental, Vision, Medical / Health
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:New York
  Country:United States
School/Degree
School Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Degree/Major Subject:General Studies
Demographics
Age:43
  Gender:Male
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same experience level, same company type, same employer size range


Profile #10
Current Employer
Employer Type:Company
  Years with Employer:3
  Employer's Product/Business:Nuclear services
  Number of Employees:750
Job/Position/Title
Project Manager, Manufacturing
Years In Field/Career
20
Hourly Rate
$48.00
  Work Week:40
Overtime Rate
$48.00
  Overtime Hours:10
Bonus
$3,000
Vacation Weeks
5
Benefits/Perks
Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, 401(k), Life Insurance/Disability, Stock Purchase Plan
Health Insurance
Dental, Vision, Medical / Health
Job Location
City:This data point withheld for privacy.
  State or Province:Massachusetts
  Country:United States
School/Degree
School Name:This data point withheld for privacy.
  Degree/Major Subject:Master of Science (MS) in Engineering
Demographics
Age:50
  Gender:Male
Reasons we chose this profile: same or similar job, same or nearby state, same company type, same employer size range


Methodology

Our mission: To help you make smart, knowledgeable decisions about your career and compensation. At PayScale, we provide you with accurate information about your current market value using the principles and practices outlined below.

Data Collection

Thousands of profiles from employees around the world are added to our database each day. Through extensive online surveys we're able to collect details on employee compensation, job skills, employer size, experience level, education, and more. And, since new profiles arrive daily, our database reflects changes in the job market as they happen.

Data Validation

To ensure the validity of our data, each profile we receive is vigorously reviewed and scrubbed for accuracy by the PayScale system. Any profile that's considered questionable, incomplete, or duplicate is filtered out of the database and is not used in calculating compensation reports.

Data Analysis and Reporting

Other services often use only job titles when comparing compensation levels, which creates broad, arbitrary data. But not us. We delve deeper, looking at additional factors to provide the most accurate, personalized compensation report available anywhere.

Your Premium PayScale Report is 100% personalized. To generate it, our system identifies up to 100 employee profiles that match your own in location, experience level, skills, company type, and more. We then compare your compensation and benefits to their results.

Specifics for Hiring Managers and Human Resources Professionals

To provide meaningful compensation information, the PayScale system incorporates standard compensation principles and practices including the following:

Data Collection - Our data are collected on a global scale from employees in diverse locations and varying organization types and sizes. It's supplemented with information from reputable third parties such as the U.S. Census and the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics on an as-needed basis.

Data Validation - Profiles are rigorously reviewed using advanced, patent-pending algorithms to check for outliers or illogical data sequences before being utilized in our reports. After years of research & development, it can be shown that PayScale reports are not only within industry-accepted ranges, but are more accurate because the reported data is more precisely matched to your type and size of employer.

Data Analysis - Our database maintains each individual profile in its entirety, preserving the detailed points that make each employee unique. PayScale does not modify or blend profile data, use inflation or cost of living adjustments, or age data. This way we avoid erroneous assumptions often made by other data providers, commonly known as "averages of averages" and "surveys of surveys."

Data Reporting - PayScale establishes up to 100 comparable employee data points for each report. The matches are precise and exceed traditional sample sizes for comparisons of this nature. Additionally, outliers below the 25th or above the 75th percentiles are not reported. PayScale will not calculate or report data if the number of data points is insufficient to provide a meaningful representation of the market.


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