Average Salary for Chicago Bridge and Iron Employees

Chicago Bridge and Iron pays its employees $71K per year on average. Your experience level influences pay for Chicago Bridge and Iron workers the most, followed by your job title and where you live. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Chicago Bridge and Iron Median Salary by Job


Environmental Scientist
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Civil Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
4 profiles

Project Manager, Engineering
3 profiles

Field Engineer
3 profiles

Senior Mechanical Engineer
3 profiles

Application Developer
3 profiles

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  • Updated: 20 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 100
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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.

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Key Stats for Chicago Bridge and Iron


21 %
79 %
$41,975 - $85,679
$49,066 - $106,874

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$47,659 - $100,229
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$75,000 - $140,000
$48,000 - $100,124
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