Business Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $148K annually on average; Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $135K, followed by Financial Controllers earning approximately $116K and Principal Process Development Engineers making about $111K. Financial compensation for Human Resources Associates is rather low — on average only $60K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($114K per year) can be spotted in Baton Rouge, La.; Houston, Texas (about $114K), Allentown, Pa. ($94K), and Carlsbad, Calif. (approximately $91K) are the next top-paying cities. At $52K, Tempe, Ariz. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. pays its Pennsylvania employees the most; the pay rate there is around $95K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $69K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $92K annually. Overall, the greater share of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $102K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $132K annually for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt is rewarded with median pay of about $93K per year. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS), Mechanical Engineering (ME) — these employees rake in approximately $95K annually.
When it comes to skills, Financial Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $134K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than one-fifth of Air Products & Chemicals Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Operations Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. lets only a third of survey participants take paid vacation and only 22 percent take sick leave. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and most respondents use this option to save for their retirement. For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.