Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $69K annually 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 per year on average.
Engineering Project Managers earn the highest median pay at $107K annually, followed by Engineering Supervisors (about $82K), Nuclear Engineers ($75K), and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $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 per year) can be spotted in Lynchburg, Va.; Charlotte, N.C. (around $79K), Columbia, Md. (about $76K), and Richland, Wash. (approximately $75K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Aiken, S.C. at $64K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Pennsylvania, where the average salary is $96K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $108K per year. Certified Professional Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $96K annually. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at Areva come out on top, and their salaries approach $104K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Technical Analysis; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $99K annually. Folks here also tend to know Engineering Design; on the survey, just under a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Matlab, 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
As part of compensation, Areva gives paid vacation to 36 percent and paid sick leave to 30 percent. A 401(k) program is available, and most respondents use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all respondents, and nearly all employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.