Average Salary for Cameron International Employees

Cameron International is a oil and gas field machinery and equipment manufacturing firm headquartered in Houston, Texas that hires for Mechanical Engineer positions, Manufacturing Engineer roles, and more. The average employee at Cameron International takes home $75K per year. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, your role at the company and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Cameron International. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Cameron International
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[-]Mechanical Engineer (13)
$49,769 - $90,171  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (13)
Salary$49,460 - $87,262  
Bonus$379.08 - $7,198  
Profit Disbursement$363.55 - $7,932  
Total Pay$49,769 - $90,171  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (4)
$51,484 - $88,214  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (4)
Salary$53,814 - $84,964  
Bonus$398.92 - $4,555  
Total Pay$51,484 - $88,214  
[+]Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager (4)
$56,592 - $125,383  
[+]Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager (4)
Salary$55,919 - $112,005  
Bonus$1,016 - $11,246  
Total Pay$56,592 - $125,383  
[+]Project Manager, Operations (3)
$45,984 - $118,755  
[+]Project Manager, Operations (3)
Salary$47,279 - $103,144  
Bonus$653 - $14,534  
Total Pay$45,984 - $118,755  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $83K annually. Overall, the greater share of Cameron International folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $67K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Business Analysts, Product Engineering Managers, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, and Operations Project Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $113K annually, the other salaries come in at approximately $99K, around $92K, and $82K, respectively. Financial compensation for Manufacturing Engineers is rather low — on average only around $71K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $97K per year) can be spotted in Lafayette, La.; Little Rock, Ark. ($92K), Limerick, Maine ($82K), and the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $66K) in Buffalo, N.Y., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Arkansas pays Cameron International the most — $92K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $115K per year for SAP Certified Application Consultants, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Professional Engineers with credentials; these people earn about $99K annually on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management make the most here, hauling in around $116K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Product Development; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $104K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Cameron International is Project Management, with nearly one in four considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, 42 percent report receiving the former, whereas close to one-half report receiving the latter. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Cameron International


27 %
73 %
$40,789 - $76,667
$51,377 - $95,129
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 36 votes.
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