The highest average salaries go to Business Managers, who bring in close to around $150K per year, though Principal Process Development Engineers are not far behind at $117K along with Research and Development Lab Technicians ($87K) and Chemical Engineers (approximately $76K). Financial compensation for Chemists is rather low — on average only $70K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $52K annually. Survey participants who have worked at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $92K per year on average. The largest fraction of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. people (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn around $103K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($117K per year) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Carlsbad, Calif. (approximately $112K), Allentown, Pa. ($108K), and Austin, Texas (about $81K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of San Jose, Calif. — at approximately $51K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Georgia, where the average salary is around $111K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $161K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $143K annually on average. At Air Products & Chemicals Inc., employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at about $151K.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $155K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; roughly one in six of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Chemical Process Engineering, and Engineering Design are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. gives paid vacation to one-half of employees and paid sick leave to a fifth of workers. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. For the vast majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and a company cell phone.