When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($183K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Philadelphia, Pa. (about $118K), San Diego, Calif. ($117K), and Carlsbad, Calif. (approximately $112K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($51K) in San Jose, Calif., one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Georgia, where salaries average out at around $111K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Business Managers, Principal Process Development Engineers, Account Managers, and Research and Development Lab Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at $150K per year, the other salaries come in at approximately $117K, $97K, and $87K, respectively. Chemists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $70K.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $75K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $92K per year. The largest slice of the Air Products & Chemicals Inc. workforce (31 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $128K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $161K per year for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Six Sigma Black Belts with credentials; these people earn approximately $105K annually on average. It pays to have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. — these employees make the most at about $151K per year.
Employees who count Sales Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $122K annually. A common skill in Air Products & Chemicals Inc.'s work force is Engineering Design; about a tenth of survey participants report using it on the job. Chemical Process Engineering, Project Management, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only half of respondents receiving paid vacation and a quarter of employees receiving paid sick days. The vast majority of survey participants save for retirement through Air Products & Chemicals Inc.'s 401(k) plan. At Air Products & Chemicals Inc., most employees have health insurance, and a large number of survey participants have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.