Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $81K per year. The largest fraction of Chicago Bridge and Iron people (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $65K annually on average.
Earning approximately $112K per year on average, Engineering Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Project Engineers (around $87K), Construction Field Engineers ($80K), and Mechanical Engineers ($79K). Near the bottom at Chicago Bridge and Iron are Environmental Scientists, pulling in an average of just $59K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($84K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Aiken, S.C. (about $78K), Columbia, S.C. (around $77K), and Charlotte, N.C. (approximately $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $59K) is Jenkinsville, S.C. By state, the highest pay levels are found in North Carolina, where the average Chicago Bridge and Iron employee makes approximately $89K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $102K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $92K per year. The best paid folks at Chicago Bridge and Iron have a bachelor's degree in technology, earning around $128K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Technical Analysis among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $94K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, close to one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 38 percent receiving paid vacation and 28 percent receiving paid sick days. Most employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Chicago Bridge and Iron sponsors. Almost all workers have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.