Geologists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $113K annually; Production Foremans, Drilling Engineers, and Senior Financial Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $102K, $98K, and about $88K, respectively. Financial compensation for Senior Administrative Assistants is rather low — on average only $56K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $92K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $71K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $93K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $111K annually) can be spotted in Anchorage, Alaska; the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (approximately $101K), Midland, Texas ($91K), and Dickinson, N.D. (about $83K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $71K) is Tulsa, Okla. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New York; salaries there average to $154K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders earn approximately $133K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Certified Professional Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of $122K per year on average. Employees who have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) make the most here, hauling in $195K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Engineering Design in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $130K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at ConocoPhillips Company is Microsoft Excel, with nearly one-fifth considering it a key competency. Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
30 percent receive paid vacation, and only 23 percent get sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Employees can also look forward to gym membership, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.