Average Salary for Cameron International Employees

Operating out of Houston, Texas, oil and gas field machinery and equipment manufacturing sector company Cameron International employs talent in positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Welding Engineer. The median income for Cameron International employees is $75K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Cameron International workers, followed by where you live and what you do at the company. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Cameron International
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[-]Mechanical Engineer (11)
$48,960 - $80,995  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (11)
Salary$48,656 - $78,906  
Bonus$292.19 - $7,182  
Profit Disbursement$385.75 - $7,078  
Total Pay$48,960 - $80,995  
[+]Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager (6)
$57,402 - $125,801  
[+]Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager (6)
Salary$60,215 - $111,462  
Bonus$1,189 - $15,299  
Total Pay$57,402 - $125,801  
[+]Welding Engineer (5)
$62,594 - $126,328  
[+]Welding Engineer (5)
Salary$64,995 - $129,939  
Bonus$371.77 - $6,428  
Total Pay$62,594 - $126,328  
[+]Project Manager, Manufacturing (3)
$53,517 - $114,165  
[+]Project Manager, Manufacturing (3)
Salary$52,956 - $108,742  
Profit Disbursement$555 - $6,635  
Total Pay$53,517 - $114,165  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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About This Company

Houston, Texas 77027


Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing

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Years of Experience

Average pay is typically about $82K for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Cameron International folks have one to four years of experience and earn $67K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K per year) can be spotted in Lafayette; Little Rock (approximately $95K), Morgan City (around $90K), and the company's headquarter city of Houston ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Berwick — at $60K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Arkansas, where the average Cameron International employee makes around $95K annually.


Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $92K — though Instrumentation Engineers, Welding Engineers, and Operations Project Managers also do fairly well at $88K, $85K, and about $82K, respectively. On the lower end are Project Engineers at $63K.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a SAP Certified Application Consultant certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $115K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $100K. Regarding salaries and education, Cameron International pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) the most — approximately $134K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Product Development among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $104K. A common skill in Cameron International's work force is Project Management; just over a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, nearly all workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. The company allows a little more than half of workers to take paid time off for vacation, but only half of workers get paid sick leave. At Cameron International, a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.

Key Stats for Cameron International


28 %
72 %
$41,017 - $79,558
$53,090 - $97,090
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

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