Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $66K annually. The largest fraction of Areva people (33 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn approximately $72K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Engineering Project Managers — their earnings average about $121K annually. Principal Mechanical Engineers are a close second at $113K along with Nuclear Engineers ($83K) and Mechanical Engineers ($74K). With salaries averaging $73K, Electrical Engineers are among the lowest paid at Areva.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K per year) can be spotted in Lynchburg, Va.; Richland, Wash. (about $84K), Aiken, S.C. (approximately $73K), and Columbia, Md. ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Charlotte, N.C. at around $66K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Virginia, where they average to $95K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $105K per year. Areva compensates Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE)-holders the most at $110K annually.
Employees who count Customer Relationship Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $130K per year. Folks here also tend to know Engineering Design; on the survey, nearly two in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Technical Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Areva's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Areva can sometimes lack paid time off; 29 percent get paid vacation days, and a fifth of workers receive paid sick leave. To plan for old age, most survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. At Areva, nearly all respondents have health insurance, and nearly all workers have dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.