When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $152K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; San Diego, Calif. (about $117K), Allentown, Pa. ($100K), and Philadelphia, Pa. ($95K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $63K) in Phoenix, Ariz., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Georgia take home the most — $111K annually on average.
Bringing in the most money are Electrical Engineers — their earnings average about $134K per year. Mechanical Engineers are a close second at $127K along with Account Managers (around $97K) and Research and Development Lab Technicians ($87K). Air Products & Chemicals Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Chemical Engineers (approximately $76K on average).
Years of Experience
Average pay is $88K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $75K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. employees (31 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $97K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $161K per year for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $105K annually on average. At Air Products & Chemicals Inc., employees who hold a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) receive the highest salaries at $120K.
Employees who count Sales Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $122K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; nearly one-sixth consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all workers report contributing to a 401(k). As for time away from work, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. does compensate approximately half for vacation days, but only about a quarter of workers can take paid time off due to illness. For almost all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and a company cell phone.