When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $118K per year) can be spotted in Springfield, Ill.; Fulton, Mo. (about $94K), Peoria, Ill. ($83K), and the company's headquarter city of St. Louis, Mo. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $68K) in Decatur, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Illinois pays Ameren Corp the most — $83K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $62K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $77K annually. Overall, the greater share of Ameren Corp folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $79K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Information Technology Project Managers, Mechanical Engineers, Project Engineers, and Business Process Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $92K annually, the other salaries come in at around $81K, $81K, and approximately $80K, respectively. Security Analysts at Ameren Corp do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($62K on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make about $91K per year. On average, salaries rise to around $87K annually for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME) make the most here, hauling in $110K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Windows Operating System General Use; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $90K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; approximately two in five consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A third of employees — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. With an eye toward the future, Ameren Corp offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most workers report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. Ameren Corp also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and life insurance.