Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $80K per year. Overall, the greater share of Chicago Bridge and Iron folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $66K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Senior Mechanical Engineers, who earn an average $106K per year, closely trailed by Project Engineers ($95K), Application Developers (around $95K), and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $93K). On the lower end are Environmental Scientists at about $52K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($110K annually) can be spotted in The Woodlands, Texas; Lake Charles, La. ($92K), Houston, Texas (around $87K), and Baton Rouge, La. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Aiken, S.C. at approximately $62K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of North Carolina; salaries there average to $95K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $120K annually. Professional Engineer License Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $102K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Chicago Bridge and Iron awards about $125K to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Contract Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $115K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; just under a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Chicago Bridge and Iron; the company rewards only 45 percent with paid vacation time and only a third of workers with sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of respondents use it to save for retirement. Chicago Bridge and Iron provides health insurance to nearly all respondents, and most employees do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Chicago Bridge and Iron are a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.