When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in Redmond, Wash.; Hartford, Conn. (about $95K), Richmond, Va. ($93K), and Windsor, Conn. (around $69K) are the next top-paying cities. Wellsville, N.Y. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $49K. By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at $96K annually.
Engineering Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $105K per year on average; Senior Mechanical Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $103K, followed by Structural Engineers earning around $69K and Mechanical Design Engineers making approximately $68K. ALSTOM Power, Inc hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Manufacturing Engineers ($59K on average).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $63K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $73K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders earn $100K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Professional Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $97K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) at ALSTOM Power, Inc — these employees make the most at approximately $96K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Word among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $122K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, approximately one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Engineering Design, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel.
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
44 percent receive paid vacation, and only 19 percent get sick leave. A large number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for most respondents and dental coverage for a strong majority of employees. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.