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Wage & Benefits Report

Published annually, Dollars and Sense reports on starting, not average, wages and benefits for workers across Elwood's footprint.


This annual report contains wages, benefits, and general hiring requirements data for industrial workers in manufacturing, distribution, and other facilities throughout the U.S. Unlike other resources that report averages, Dollars and Sense focuses on the first 365 days on a job. This unique approach allows us to paint a more accurate picture of actual requirements and offerings, as our data is protected from the influence of accrued wage raises, earned benefits, and the expectations placed on mid- to senior-level new hires.

2019-2020 Dollars and Sense Report »

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2017-2018 Dollars and Sense Report »

2016-2017 Dollars and Sense Report »

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