Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $69K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $79K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Areva employees (32 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn about $127K per year on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Engineering Project Managers, Engineering Supervisors, Nuclear Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $107K annually, the other salaries come in at $82K, around $75K, and about $70K, respectively. Electrical Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $64K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($91K per year) can be spotted in Lynchburg, Va.; Charlotte, N.C. ($79K), Columbia, Md. (approximately $76K), and Richland, Wash. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $63K) is Aiken, S.C. Areva workers in Pennsylvania earn the most — around $96K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (approximately $108K per year) than those without credentials. Certified Professional Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $96K annually. At Areva, employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $104K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Technical Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $99K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Areva is Engineering Design; nearly one-fourth of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Project Management, ANSYS, and Microsoft Excel.
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
Areva lets only 38 percent take paid vacation and only 31 percent take sick leave. Almost all respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Nearly all respondents can count on health insurance, and nearly all employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Areva also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.