Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $65K annually on average. The largest slice of the Areva workforce (32 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $76K per year.
Engineering Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $112K annually — though Principal Mechanical Engineers, Nuclear Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers also do fairly well at about $105K, around $75K, and approximately $73K, respectively. Electrical Engineers at Areva do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($65K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K per year) can be spotted in Lynchburg, Va.; Richland, Wash. ($89K), Washington, DC (approximately $72K), and Charlotte, N.C. (about $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Aiken, S.C. — at around $67K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Areva employees make the most in Virginia, earning approximately $96K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $105K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Professional Engineers with credentials; these people earn about $95K annually on average. Areva provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate of Science (AS) — these employees rake in around $110K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Relationship Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $121K annually. Engineering Design is a popular skill among Areva workers, with close to one-third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Technical Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Project Management round out the set of key employee skills.
At Areva, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Areva gives paid vacation days to one in four survey participants and sick leave to a fifth of survey participants. A large number of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Areva provides health insurance to almost all survey participants, and the vast majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a subsidized cell phone.