When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $130K annually) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Lynchburg, Va. (around $94K), Richland, Wash. ($78K), and Washington, DC ($72K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Charlotte, N.C.; in fact, at $65K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Areva's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Pennsylvania earn the most, taking home approximately $128K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $76K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $64K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Areva folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average approximately $128K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Engineering Project Managers, Nuclear Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Electrical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $121K per year, the other salaries come in at around $74K, $66K, and around $64K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Certificate Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $134K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $110K per year. Areva workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) are also well compensated, earning about $98K on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Customer Relationship Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $112K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Areva is Engineering Design; roughly one in four of employees use it for work. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Technical Analysis, and SolidWorks.
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
The benefits packages at Areva can sometimes lack paid time off; 30 percent get paid vacation days, and one in four workers receive paid sick leave. A large number of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for the vast majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. Some other advantages of working at Areva are life insurance, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.