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Average Salary for Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Employees

Trexlertown, Pennsylvania-based Air Products & Chemicals Inc. hires for positions ranging from Plant Superintendent to Project Development Engineer in the industrial gases industry. A typical Air Products & Chemicals Inc. employee can expect to make $88K annually. Your role at the company primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and your city are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Project Development Engineer (3)
$67,973 - $135,705  
[-]Project Development Engineer (3)
Salary$66,149 - $126,403  
Bonus$1,813 - $11,962  
Total Pay$67,973 - $135,705  
[+]Plant Superintendent (3)
$68,735 - $125,689  
[+]Plant Superintendent (3)
Salary$69,993 - $118,607  
Bonus$1,082 - $8,011  
Total Pay$68,735 - $125,689  
[+]Project Manager, Engineering (2)
$79,900 - $160,425  
[+]Project Manager, Engineering (2)
Salary$79,245 - $144,606  
Bonus$1,278 - $14,617  
Total Pay$79,900 - $160,425  
[+]Chemical Plant Operator (2)
$35,821 - $69,834  
[+]Chemical Plant Operator (2)
Total Pay$35,821 - $69,834  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Details

Trexlertown, Pennsylvania


Industrial Gases, Chemical industry


Air Products, Air Products & Chemicals Inc

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Business Managers, Engineering Project Managers, Project Development Engineers, and Plant Superintendents; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $148K, the other salaries come in at $111K, approximately $103K, and $86K, respectively.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $61K. For those with five or more years experience, average earnings amount to about $91K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. employees (35 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $93K per year.


Median pay is highest in Allentown (approximately $94K annually), followed by Carlsbad ($90K), Wichita (about $89K), and Houston (around $80K). San Antonio is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $46K. By state, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. pays its Pennsylvania employees the most; the pay rate there is $95K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $137K for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Six Sigma Black Belts with credentials; these people typically earn approximately $115K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. — these employees make the most at around $121K per year.


The highest paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $105K. A garden variety skill at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a fifth of Air Products & Chemicals Inc.'s people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Microsoft Word round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

One-half of workers receive paid vacation, and only 23 percent get sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a strong majority of workers participate. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, a company cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

31 %
69 %
$51,380 - $100,787
$52,730 - $100,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

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