Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically approximately $64K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Chicago Bridge and Iron employees (26 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn around $85K per year.
Median pay is highest in San Francisco (about $100K annually), followed by Houston ($88K), Canton ($76K), and The Woodlands ($74K). High paychecks are not found in Waynesboro; in fact, at approximately $60K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Texas, where the average salary is $87K per year.
Project Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $84K — though Process Engineers, Human Resources Managers, and Systems Administrators also do fairly well at about $75K, around $70K, and $66K, respectively. Financial compensation for Construction Project Managers is rather low — only about $59K — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $144K. Salaries typically rise to approximately $97K annually for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS), Civil Engineering (CE); Chicago Bridge and Iron awards $129K to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $97K. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Chicago Bridge and Iron gives paid vacation days to one-half of workers and sick leave to two-fifths of workers. Chicago Bridge and Iron sponsors a 401(k) program, and the vast majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the greater part of workers, and a strong majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.