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Average Salary for Chicago Bridge and Iron Employees

The average employee at Chicago Bridge and Iron takes home $76K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Chicago Bridge and Iron employees is how long you've been working, though your role at the company and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Chicago Bridge and Iron typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
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Employer: Chicago Bridge and Iron
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Project Engineer (13)
$47,399 - $159,981  
[-]Project Engineer (13)
Salary$47,399 - $157,072  
Total Pay$47,399 - $159,981  
[+]Project Manager, Construction (4)
$41,854 - $126,020  
[+]Project Manager, Construction (4)
Salary$36,668 - $113,770  
Bonus$1,057 - $18,577  
Total Pay$41,854 - $126,020  
[+]Field Engineer, Construction (4)
$41,263 - $98,860  
[+]Field Engineer, Construction (4)
Salary$51,349 - $90,340  
Total Pay$41,263 - $98,860  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$49,085 - $96,070  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$48,686 - $93,809  
Total Pay$49,085 - $96,070  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $64K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make about $83K per year.


Senior Structural Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $99K; Project Engineers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $84K, while Senior Mechanical Engineers and Process Engineers rank near the top as well ($79K and approximately $70K, respectively). Financial compensation for Environmental Scientists is rather low — only $57K — relative to the rest of the company.


Median pay is highest in Charlotte (approximately $100K annually), followed by Chicago (about $92K), Houston (around $89K), and Canton ($76K). At $60K, Baton Rouge is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in North Carolina, where the average Chicago Bridge and Iron employee makes $95K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Professional Engineer License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $144K. Certified Professional Engineer s with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at approximately $99K annually. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Civil Engineering (CE) make the most here, hauling in around $129K per year.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $103K. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, Chicago Bridge and Iron does compensate just over a half of workers for vacation days, but only about two-fifths of workers can take paid time off due to illness. The vast majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). A strong majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

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$37,095 - $101,150
$54,831 - $109,706
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
20 years or more

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