Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Chicago Bridge and Iron for between five and 10 years earn $79K per year on average. The largest slice of the Chicago Bridge and Iron workforce (31 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $65K annually.
Project Engineers earn the highest median pay at $88K per year, followed by Structural Engineers ($84K), Process Engineers (around $76K), and Field Engineers (about $65K). Financial compensation for Environmental Scientists is rather low — on average only $62K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; The Woodlands, Texas (about $74K), Chicago, Ill. ($69K), and Charlotte, N.C. (around $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Jenkinsville, S.C. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $59K. By state, Chicago Bridge and Iron employees make the most in California, earning $91K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $99K annually for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to about $90K per year for accredited Project Management Professionals. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS), Civil Engineering (CE) at Chicago Bridge and Iron — these employees make the most at $129K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Technical Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $100K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Chicago Bridge and Iron is Project Management; slightly less than a third of employees use it for work. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
45 percent have paid vacation, and only about 36 percent can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all employees use it to save for retirement. Almost all workers receive health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.