Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $69K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Areva employees (33 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn around $81K annually on average.
Earning $107K per year on average, Engineering Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Engineering Supervisors ($82K), Nuclear Engineers (approximately $75K), and Mechanical Engineers (about $70K). Earning only $64K on average, Electrical Engineers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($91K annually) can be spotted in Lynchburg, Va.; Charlotte, N.C. ($79K), Columbia, Md. (approximately $76K), and Richland, Wash. (around $75K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $64K) in Aiken, S.C., one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Pennsylvania, where salaries average out at $96K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $108K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Professional Engineer is rewarded with median pay of around $96K per year. Areva compensates Doctorate (PhD)-holders the most at about $104K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Technical Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $99K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Engineering Design; just under a third deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are Project Management, Matlab, and Microsoft Excel.
Areva's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
36 percent have paid vacation, and only about 30 percent can take paid time off for illness. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For the vast majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and nearly all employees get dental coverage, too. Areva also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.