Senior Project Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $120K per year; Staff Scientists come in second with average earnings amounting to around $85K, while Sales Support Specialists and Tax Managers rank near the top as well ($82K and $81K, respectively). Accountants make an average about $53K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Ashland, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn approximately $69K annually on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $66K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ashland, Inc. employees (27 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $118K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($88K per year) can be spotted in Hopewell, Va.; Wilmington, Del. ($87K), Bridgewater, N.J. (around $82K), and Lexington, Ky. (approximately $79K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $67K) in Dublin, Ohio, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Delaware take home the most — $99K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $111K per year for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to about $103K annually for accredited HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours. The best paid folks at Ashland, Inc. have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), earning approximately $110K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Process Improvement; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $88K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, nearly one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one-half of survey participants receiving paid vacation and two in five workers receiving sick leave. Almost all employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Ashland, Inc. sponsors. For a large number of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Ashland, Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, a company cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.