Bringing in the most money are Business Managers — their earnings average $148K annually. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers are a close second at $135K along with Financial Controllers (around $116K) and Principal Process Development Engineers ($111K). On the lower end are Human Resources Associates at approximately $60K on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $92K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $69K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $103K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($114K annually) can be spotted in Baton Rouge, La.; Houston, Texas ($114K), Allentown, Pa. (about $96K), and Carlsbad, Calif. (approximately $91K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $88K) is Austin, Texas. By state, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. pays its Pennsylvania employees the most; the pay rate there is $97K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $132K annually. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $93K per year. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. workers who hold a Master of Science (MS), Mechanical Engineering (ME) are also well compensated, earning about $95K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be SAP Human Resources; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $133K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. is Project Management; just under one in five of employees use it for work. Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. lets only one in three survey participants take paid vacation and only one in five respondents take sick leave. A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all survey participants and dental coverage for most workers. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.