The highest paychecks go to Operations Managers, who earn an average $93K per year, closely trailed by Communications Managers (approximately $76K), Project Engineers (about $74K), and Electrical Engineers (around $73K). Cost Analysts at Whirlpool Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($55K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $76K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $66K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $81K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $77K per year) can be spotted in St. Joseph, Mich.; Miami, Fla. (approximately $74K), the company's headquarter city of Benton Harbor, Mich. ($73K), and Kalamazoo, Mich. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Cleveland, Tenn. — at about $42K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Illinois, where the average salary is approximately $92K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $90K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of around $87K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, Whirlpool Corporation pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance the most — $300K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Negotiation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $98K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Whirlpool Corporation is Project Management, with one in four considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Whirlpool Corporation provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most workers participate. Most respondents can count on health insurance, and a fair number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and relocation expenses.