Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at ConocoPhillips Company for between five and 10 years earn around $90K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of ConocoPhillips Company employees (28 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $82K per year on average.
Drilling Engineers earn the highest median pay at approximately $123K annually, followed by Petroleum Engineers (about $120K), Geophysicists ($115K), and Geologists ($112K). Financial Analysts at ConocoPhillips Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $61K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($136K per year) can be spotted in Farmington, N.M.; St. Louis, Mo. ($115K), the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas ($101K), and Anchorage, Alaska (about $92K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Bartlesville, Okla.; in fact, at around $77K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New Mexico, where the average salary is $119K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $127K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Pressure Vessels Inspectors with credentials; these people earn around $119K annually on average. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Geology make the most here, hauling in $132K per year.
When it comes to skills, Well Production Engineering seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $127K annually. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around an eighth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Only 45 percent at ConocoPhillips Company enjoy paid vacation time, and just 29 percent can take sick leave. With an eye toward the future, ConocoPhillips Company offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of employees get dental coverage, too. ConocoPhillips Company folks also make good use of life insurance, gym membership, and a subsidized cell phone.