Nearing the top of the pay scale are Engineering Senior Project Managers, Environmental Health & Safety Managers, Senior Mechanical Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $113K annually, the other salaries come in at $90K, approximately $85K, and about $67K, respectively. Design Engineers make an average $62K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $105K per year) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; Knoxville, Tenn. (approximately $100K), Cincinnati, Ohio ($90K), and Hartford, Conn. (about $78K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Danville, Ill.; in fact, at $60K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across ALSTOM Power, Inc's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Colorado earn the most, taking home around $125K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $73K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $64K annually. The largest slice of the ALSTOM Power, Inc workforce (27 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $95K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Professional Engineer License Holders, who make about $108K annually. Earning a Certified Public Accountant certification garners significant financial rewards of $96K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, ALSTOM Power, Inc pays those with a Master of Science (MS) the most — approximately $88K.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $94K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; more than a third of ALSTOM Power, Inc's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and autodesk autocad.
ALSTOM Power, Inc's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; ALSTOM Power, Inc gives paid vacation days to 35 percent and sick leave to a quarter of survey participants. A large number of employees save for retirement through ALSTOM Power, Inc's 401(k) plan. At ALSTOM Power, Inc, a solid majority of respondents have health insurance, and a fair number of employees have dental coverage. ALSTOM Power, Inc employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.