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Wages and Benefits

Average hourly wage rates in Etowah County as of September 2017 are:

Category Mean Wage Entry Wage Experienced Wage
Management
Chief executives 97.89 50.47 121.61
Human resources specialist 23.57 16.70 27.00
Industrial production managers 37.68 26.05 43.50
Sales managers 47.18 28.91 56.32
Administrative support
Accountants and auditors 32.67 19.52 39.26
Executive assistants 25.78 19.57 28.88
Accounting clerks 17.72 12.75 20.20
Data entry keyers 9.87 8.48 10.56
Drafters 20.28 15.17 22.84
Industrial engineers 34.89 25.52 39.57
Mechanical engineers 41.62 31.52 46.67
Purchasing agents 24.78 15.64 29.35
Production
CNC machine operators 13.90 10.63 15.54
Coating and painting 13.81 8.62 16.40
Production workers, all other 16.06 8.42 19.88
Lathe and turning operators 11.22 7.99 12.83
Machinist 19.81 13.53 22.96
Packaging and filling 11.82 9.68 12.90
Production helper 12.41 9.75 13.74
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 24.26 15.64 28.56
Tool and die makers 20.79 14.24 24.07
Welders and cutters 16.40 11.88 18.66
Maintenance
Maintenance repair workers, general 19.29 13.34 22.27
Machinery repair workers 24.11 21.21 25.55
Maintenance/repair helpers 10.59 8.46

11.67

Material handling
Industrial truck operators 16.58 10.31 19.72
Material handlers/laborers 11.81 8.63 13.41
Packagers 9.94 8.57 10.63
Tractor trailer drivers 19.80 14.76 22.32

 

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Fringe benefits typically paid by Gadsden area manufacturers are depicted below. The average cost of benefits is 32% of payroll.

Health insurance Employers pay an average of 75% of premium
Life Insurance Employers pay premium
Accidental death or disability Approximately half of employers pay premium
Retirement Approximately half of employers offer a 401k plan
Vacation days after 1 yr. Average is 1 week
Vacation days after 5 yrs. Average is 2 weeks
Vacation days after 15 yrs. Average is 3 weeks
Paid holidays per year 6 to 8

 

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Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority
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One Commerce Square • Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: 256.543.9423 • Fax: 256.547.2351
Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority One Commerce Square, Gadsden AL 35901 Phone.256.543.9423 Fax.256.547.2351