Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $80K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Chicago Bridge and Iron employees (29 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $66K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Engineering Project Managers — their earnings average $114K annually. Application Developers are a close second at $95K along with Mechanical Engineers (around $93K) and Civil Engineers (approximately $70K). On the lower end are Environmental Scientists at around $52K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($110K per year) can be spotted in The Woodlands, Texas; Lake Charles, La. ($92K), Houston, Texas (about $78K), and Baton Rouge, La. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Aiken, S.C.; in fact, at approximately $61K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of North Carolina pays Chicago Bridge and Iron the most — around $95K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $120K per year for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Professional Engineer License Holder is rewarded with median pay of $102K annually. At Chicago Bridge and Iron, employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at about $128K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Contract Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $115K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; just under one in three consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design as well.
Benefits and Perks
45 percent receive paid vacation, and only a third of employees get sick leave. A large number of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Perks also include a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.