When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in Redmond, Wash.; Hartford, Conn. ($95K), Richmond, Va. (about $93K), and Windsor, Conn. (approximately $69K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $49K) is Wellsville, N.Y. By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at around $96K per year.
Earning approximately $105K annually on average, Engineering Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers (around $103K), Structural Engineers ($69K), and Mechanical Design Engineers ($68K). Earning only $59K on average, Manufacturing Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $63K per year. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $73K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $100K per year. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $97K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE); ALSTOM Power, Inc awards $96K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Word in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $122K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at ALSTOM Power, Inc is Microsoft Office, with close to one-fourth considering it a key competency. Engineering Design, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.
ALSTOM Power, Inc's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, ALSTOM Power, Inc gives paid vacation to 44 percent and paid sick leave to 19 percent. Most survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for a solid majority of employees, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.