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Wages and Benefits

Average hourly wage rates in Etowah County are:

Category Mean Wage Entry Wage Experienced Wage
Management
Chief executives 71.75 48.82 83.22
Human resources specialist 18.80 8.20 24.09
Industrial production managers 32.97 27.19 35.87
Sales managers 43.42 26.66 51.78
Administrative support
Accountants and auditors 29.00 18.21 34.40
Administrative assistants 20.06 16.46 21.86
Accounting clerks 15.77 11.28 18.02
Data entry keyers 11.07 9.71 11.75
Drafters 20.28 15.17 22.84
Industrial engineers 31.69 25.10 34.99
Mechanical engineers 29.37 22.01 33.05
Purchasing agents 22.22 13.99 26.34
Production
CNC machine operators 13.90 10.63 15.54
Coating and painting 10.77 8.21 12.05
Production workers, all other 12.55 8.55 14.54
Lathe and turning operators 11.22 7.99 12.83
Machinist 15.78 12.15 17.60
Packaging and filling 9.14 8.12 9.65
Production helper 9.81 8.11 10.66
Supervisors 21.43 14.93 24.68
Tool and die makers 15.00 8.36 18.33
Welders and cutters 13.57 9.59 15.56
Maintenance
Maintenance repair workers 15.56 11.15 17.77
Machinery repair workers 24.11 21.21 25.55
Maintenance/repair helpers 9.49 8.11

10.18

Material handling
Industrial truck operators 14.78 10.54 16.90
Material handlers/laborers 8.94 8.14 9.33
Packagers 9.05 8.40 9.38
Tractor trailer drivers 14.80 9.47 17.46

 

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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