Average Salary for Chicago Bridge and Iron Employees

Chicago Bridge and Iron pays its employees $72K per year on average. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Chicago Bridge and Iron, but your job title and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Chicago Bridge and Iron for between five and 10 years earn $79K annually on average. The largest fraction of Chicago Bridge and Iron people (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $66K per year on average.


Bringing in the most money are Engineering Project Managers — their earnings average $114K annually. Project Engineers are a close second at about $96K along with Mechanical Engineers (approximately $81K) and Civil Engineers (around $70K). Among the lower-paid positions at Chicago Bridge and Iron are Environmental Scientists — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $55K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($92K per year) can be spotted in Lake Charles, La.; The Woodlands, Texas ($89K), Columbia, S.C. (about $88K), and Houston, Texas ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Chicago, Ill. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $68K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $86K annually) in Texas.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $106K per year. Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $102K annually. Chicago Bridge and Iron provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) — these employees rake in approximately $125K per year.


When it comes to skills, Contract Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $108K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a third consider it a key competency. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only 42 percent at Chicago Bridge and Iron enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in three employees can take sick leave. Chicago Bridge and Iron sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. At Chicago Bridge and Iron, most employees have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Chicago Bridge and Iron


27 %
73 %
$43,728 - $84,759
$49,983 - $102,825

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$48,832 - $82,039
$45,615 - $97,649
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$66,130 - $137,569
$46,718 - $110,000
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