Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $65K per year. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $76K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Engineering Project Managers, who earn an average about $112K per year, closely trailed by Principal Mechanical Engineers (around $105K), Nuclear Engineers ($75K), and Mechanical Engineers ($73K). Earning only $65K on average, Electrical Engineers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $96K annually) can be spotted in Lynchburg, Va.; Richland, Wash. (around $89K), Washington, DC ($72K), and Charlotte, N.C. ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. Aiken, S.C. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $67K. The highest pay by state can be found in Virginia, where salaries average out at around $96K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $105K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $95K per year. The best paid folks at Areva have an Associate of Science (AS), earning approximately $110K annually.
When it comes to skills, Customer Relationship Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $121K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Areva is Engineering Design; one in three of employees use it for work. Technical Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are also desirable skills.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Areva gives paid vacation to one in four employees and paid sick leave to a fifth of survey participants. Most respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of employees and dental coverage for almost all survey participants. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.