Wage and Benefits Survey – participate & get results 6 months before general public

Turn-In-Date extended to February 11, 2011

Wittenberg and WorkPlus are partnering to complete a comprehensive Wage & Benefit Study for the Clark County community. You should have received a letter from Amy Donahoe asking for your participation.  Please read this letter carefully and follow the instructions.  This is important data for our community businesses, and for the attraction of new business to our region.

As a thank you for your participation, you will receive the outcomes in June of 2011, while the information will be released to the public in January 2012.  We look forward to receiving your confidential responses.

Access the survey here at www.surveymethods.com. The company code required can be found in your letter, or you can request the code with the W&B Team at wage.benefit.survey@gmail.com.

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Average benefits for Springfield Ohio – 12,000+ employees

WittCAM logoThis post is the second of a two-part series publishing the guts of a 155-page report on a Wage & Benefits survey.  This post summarizes the benefits.  Yesterday’s post had the wage tables.  To reiterate what I said yesterday…

Summary: Last year, Wittenberg University business students worked with us at the Chamber to do a Wage & Benefits survey for Clark County – the Springfield, OH metro area (MSA).  Over 1400 surveys were sent out to a Chamber distribution list early 2009.  140 companies participated, representing 12,291 employees.  Many thanks to Wendy Gradwohl, WittCAM (Wittenberg Center for Applied Management), Amy Donahoe, and the students who did it.  The project concluded in the summer, and the results were released to survey participants.  The results are now being results – for free – to the general public (last survey was pay for non-participants).  You can get a full copy of the survey in .pdf format here.

Note: the full-report provides breakouts of benefits for different industry segments.

Recruitment

  • 73% of the participating companies advertise in the local newspaper when looking for workers
  • 28% use the Internet
  • 5% go to WorkPlus

Screening

  • 56% drug test their employees
  • 53% do background checks
  • Only 13% are doing credit checks

Insurance

  • 72% of companies provide health insurance for the employee (57% cover dependents)
  • They are covering an average of 79% of the costs
  • 52% are providing dental (77% covered by employer)
  • 33% are covering vision (73% covered)
  • 65% are providing life insurance
  • 47% are providing disability (both over 90% covered)

Sick + Personal Days

  • Average number of sick and personal days (combined) for one year of service was 7 years
  • For 2 years the  number of days off averaged 8 days
  • For 5, 10, 15, and 20 years, the average number of sick and personal days was 10

Vacation + Time Off

  • Average number of vacation days for 1 year of service was 9 days
  • For 2 years of service, the average number of vacation days is 10
  • For 5 years of service – 13 days
  • For 10 years of service – 15 days
  • 89% provide paid holidays
  • 31% provide flex time
  • 23% provide compensatory time

Other benefits

  • 70% of all companies provide some type of pension plan (71% provide 401K, 403B) 
  • 67% match employee contributions 
  • 35% provide tuition aid
  • 20% provide a Flexible Spending Account
  • 16% have a wellness program
  • 13% have profit sharing

Breaks

  • Half of all firms (47%) provide no non-lunch breaks
  • 17% provide one non-lunch break
  • 37% provide two

>> Complete Wage & Benefits Survey 2009/2010

Average wages for Springfield Ohio – 12,000+ employees

WittCAM logoLast year, Wittenberg University business students worked with us at the Chamber to do a Wage & Benefits survey for Clark County – the Springfield, OH metro area (MSA).  Over 1400 surveys were sent out to a Chamber distribution list early 2009.  140 companies participated, representing 12,291 employees.  Many thanks to Wendy Gradwohl, WittCAM (Wittenberg Center for Applied Management), Amy Donahoe, and the students who did it.  The project concluded in the summer, and the results were released to survey participants.  The results are now being results – for free – to the general public (last survey was pay for non-participants).  You can get a full copy of the survey in .pdf format here.

Notes: “Cases” is the number of companies submitting employee wage data.  “Average” is the average hourly wage.  “Entry” is the entry level wage.  “Max” is the maximum hourly wage.  Wages are based on an assumed 40 hour work week, 52 weeks a year.  They are the mean/average of all the wages reported for each individual job. 

Traditional blue-collar (manual, manufacturing, machines, maintenance) positions

Job Title (# of employees) Cases Average Entry Max
Assembler (438) 13 $15.00 $11.48 $17.84
Electrician (87) 8 $21.93 $14.97 $24.53
Food Preparation (144) 10 $10.13 $9.13 $12.85
Grinder Setup/Operator (4) 3 $15.47 $9.67 $18.15
Groundskeeper (17) 3 $15.14 $9.43 $14.14
Guard (43) 3 $12.64 $10.23 $16.01
Housekeeping Attendant (79) 4 $9.95 $8.48 $11.88
Janitor (85) 20 $11.42 $10.18 $13.46
Machine Operator (160) 19 $15.14 $11.83 $17.67
Machine Operator, CNC (105) 5 $15.30 $15.19 $20.19
Mail Clerk (8) 5 $12.19 $10.18 $14.86
Maintenance Worker (152) 30 $17.46 $12.82 $19.88
Maintenance/Facilities Mgr (44) 34 $24.19 $188.72 $25.58
Material Handling Laborer (82) 12 $13.51 $10.35 $15.43
Materials Planner/Inventory (36) 4 $28.86 $19.71 $30.86
Mechanic (66) 16 $19.82 $15.51 $20.28
Nurse – RN, Medical Facility (454) 10 $20.13 $16.33 $23.87
Nurse – RN, Non-Medical Fac (11) 7 $19.74 $15.14 $23.15
Painter (25) 8 $17.88 $14.00 $21.42
Plant Manager (40) 25 $36.22 $19.95 $42.55
Press Operator (82) 10 $14.38 $11.02 $16.60
Production Supervisor (61) 22 $23.10 $17.92 $26.29
Production Trainee (9) 2 $9.50 $8.63 $10.00
Shipper/Receiver (199) 23 $14.71 $11.23 $16.84
Shipping/Receiving Supervisor (57) 14 $23.80 $20.65 $29.49
Tool & Die Maker (45) 6 $24.14 $20.51 $15.69
Truck Driver, Local (229) 20 $15.34 $11.93 $16.96
Unskilled Laborer (464) 16 $12.26 $9.99 $14.18
Welder (127) 8 $18.50 $16.18 $21.30

White-collar (office, service, retail, management) jobs

Job Title (# of employees) Cases Average Entry Max
Accountant (28) 21 $19.07 $15.79 $21.44
Accounting Clerk (57) 32 $15.30 $12.23 $17.24
Accounting Supervisor (15) 12 $24.85 $19.70 $29.49
Admin. Assistant (126) 43 $13.93 $11.16 $15.84
Analyst (19) 7 $26.31 $19.54 $32.01
Buyer/Purchasing (28) 15 $20.07 $17.19 $25.57
Case Manager (106) 12 $18.16 $14.67 $21.10
Clerk Typist (19) 5 $12.84 $9.56 $15.77
Collections Counselor (13) 5 $13.87 $12.57 $17.41
Computer Programmer (5) 3 $21.77 $17.50 $27.21
Cost Accountant (10) 7 $32.80 $28.40 $36.27
Credit Manager (6) 6 $22.89 $19.59 $29.84
Customer Service Clerk (79) 12 $13.67 $11.27 $18.00
Customer Service Supervisor (12) 6 $21.38 $15.12 $24.76
Data Analyst (13) 4 $30.31 $20.77 $37.51
Data Developer (3) 2 $23.50 $13.62 $19.39
Data Processing Manager (6) 6 $25.15 $21.89 $25.22
Department Supervisor (108) 15 $23.66 $18.08 $28.77
Director of Sales (12) 11 $32.36 $29.87 $38.35
Drafter (15) 8 $19.80 $16.91 $25.53
Engineer, Electronic (1) 1 $28.75 $20.00 $28.75
Engineer, Industrial (16) 7 $32.08 $25.32 $34.16
Engineer, Mechanical (14) 4 $28.24 $21.76 $34.02
Engineer, Technical (23) 5 $32.97 $29.52 $39.33
Estimator (10) 5 $29.83 $25.01 $32.78
Executive Secretary (55) 18 $18.52 $13.40 $19.14
Financial Mgr, Controller (34) 27 $34.70 $27.87 $39.32
Help Desk Support (10) 5 $17.09 $14.25 $21.06
HR Manager (19) 16 $30.25 $26.18 $37.15
HR Rep (18) 10 $23.62 $17.01 $24.69
Human Resource Asst (13) 10 $15.61 $12.95 $18.93
Information Tech Trainer (1) 1 NA $15.38 $21.15
Lab Technician (36) 8 $17.74 $13.31 $19.72
Legal Assistant (2) 2 $18.84 $14.93 $20.26
Loan Counselor (7) 2 $15.75 $13.38 $18.58
Marketing Mgr, PR (7) 6 $23.03 $18.90 $26.89
Network/Telecom Engineer (3) 3 $21.02 $20.55 $29.84
Office Manager (56) 36 $19.34 $15.17 $21.56
Payroll Administrator (19) 18 $19.07 $14.42 $20.98
Purchasing Manager (14) 13 $33.94 $25.09 $36.15
Receptionist (61) 30 $11.15 $9.55 $13.41
Sales Manager (27) 18 $32.62 $29.10 $28.57
Sales Rep, Inside (48) 19 $20.45 $15.55 $26.10
Sales Rep, Outside (120) 20 $29.14 $21.20 $33.03
Salesperson/Retail Clerk (116) 7 $9.43 $7.98 $12.06
Scheduling Clerk (24) 11 $18.55 $15.59 $21.65
Systems Administrator (9) 9 $25.80 $21.24 $18.78
Systems Analyst (4) 1 $28.38 $23.32 $35.01
Systems Engineer (2) 2 $21.13 $16.69 $25.26
Systems Hardware Tech (5) 3 $19.38 $15.94 $24.55
Technical Manager (9) 7 $25.33 $25.36 $34.44
Teller (59) 2 $10.90 $9.48 $13.47

Positions that could be considered white- and/or blue-collar

Inspector (33) 8 $20.51 $17.01 $21.77
Inventory Control Clerk (21) 10 $19.07 $15.30 $22.76
Operations/Support (33) 9 $22.18 $21.24 $29.75
Quality Control Mgr (21) 18 $26.00 $19.49 $27.20
Safety/Security Director (8) 8 $23.57 $20.56 $28.81
Team Leader/Group Leader (45) 14 $16.02 $12.01 $17.25

>> Complete Wage & Benefits Survey 2009/2010