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Average Salary for Chicago Bridge and Iron Employees

An average Chicago Bridge and Iron employee can expect to make $76K annually. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for Chicago Bridge and Iron workers, followed by your role at the company and geography. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Chicago Bridge and Iron typically pays:
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Employer: Chicago Bridge and Iron
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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $65K per year. Overall, the greater share of Chicago Bridge and Iron folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average around $83K annually.


Project Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $87K per year; Structural Engineers, Process Engineers, and Subcontract Administrators also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $84K, approximately $76K, and $76K, respectively. Training Coordinators at Chicago Bridge and Iron do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $58K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $86K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; The Woodlands, Texas ($74K), Columbia, S.C. (about $70K), and Charlotte, N.C. ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $59K) is Jenkinsville, S.C. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Chicago Bridge and Iron employee makes around $85K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $99K annually. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $91K per year. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS), Civil Engineering (CE) at Chicago Bridge and Iron — these employees make the most at approximately $129K annually.


When it comes to skills, Technical Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $94K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, just under a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Chicago Bridge and Iron; the company rewards only 45 percent with paid vacation time and only 37 percent with sick leave. The vast majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of survey participants, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. Chicago Bridge and Iron also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Chicago Bridge and Iron


29 %
71 %
$55,649 - $89,499
$56,886 - $99,456
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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