When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $179K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Philadelphia, Pa. ($118K), Allentown, Pa. (approximately $107K), and Carlsbad, Calif. ($92K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is San Jose, Calif. at $51K. By state, Georgia offers the highest pay at about $111K per year.
Business Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $150K annually — though Mechanical Engineers, Research and Development Lab Technicians, and Chemical Engineers also do fairly well at around $97K, about $87K, and $76K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $70K, Chemists are among the lowest paid at Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $93K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $74K annually. The largest slice of the Air Products & Chemicals Inc. workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $103K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $161K annually for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $143K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. pays those with a Master of Science (MS) the most — about $133K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Operations Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $134K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the Air Products & Chemicals Inc. workforce; approximately one-seventh of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Microsoft Office, Chemical Process Engineering, and Customer Relationship Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Air Products & Chemicals Inc. gives paid vacation days to 43 percent and sick leave to a fifth of employees. Nearly all respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of employees and dental coverage for a large number of workers. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.