Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $79K annually on average. The largest fraction of Chicago Bridge and Iron people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $65K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Project Engineers — their earnings average around $88K annually. Construction Field Engineers are a close second at approximately $80K along with Process Engineers ($76K) and Mechanical Engineers ($65K). Earning only approximately $62K on average, Environmental Scientists make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) 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. ranks low on the pay scale — at $59K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Chicago Bridge and Iron the most — $91K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $102K per year for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of about $90K annually. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Civil Engineering (CE) make the most here, hauling in $129K per year.
When it comes to skills, Technical Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $100K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the Chicago Bridge and Iron workforce; just under a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Chicago Bridge and Iron lets only 45 percent take paid vacation and only 36 percent take sick leave. The vast majority of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For nearly all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.