Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Areva for between five and ten years earn around $92K on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $61K. The largest fraction of Areva people (33 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn about $130K annually.
Engineering Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $129K; Engineering Supervisors are next on the list, bringing in close to $82K, followed by Electrical Engineers earning $73K and Mechanical Engineers making around $73K. Areva hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Software Engineers ($67K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in Richland; Lynchburg ($91K), Columbia (approximately $83K), and Charlotte (about $79K) are the next top-paying cities. Aiken is near the bottom for pay at approximately $79K. Across Areva's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Washington earn the most, taking home about $124K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($129K) than those without credentials. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $87K. Areva compensates Doctorate (PhD)-holders the most at around $102K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Strategic Planning; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $150K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; just under a third deem it necessary for work. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Engineering Design, ANSYS, and Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in three workers. Nearly all workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Areva provides health insurance to the vast majority of workers, and almost all workers do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.