Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $82K annually. Survey participants who have worked at ConocoPhillips Company for between five and 10 years earn $90K per year on average. The largest slice of the ConocoPhillips Company workforce (28 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $100K annually.
Geophysicists rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $132K per year; Drilling Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $123K, while Petroleum Engineers and Geologists rank near the top as well ($120K and approximately $112K, respectively). Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $61K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($136K annually) can be spotted in Farmington, N.M.; St. Louis, Mo. ($115K), the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (around $102K), and Anchorage, Alaska ($92K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Bartlesville, Okla.; in fact, at about $76K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across ConocoPhillips Company's U.S. offices, employees in the state of New Mexico earn the most, taking home approximately $119K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $131K annually. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $127K per year. At ConocoPhillips Company, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Geology receive the highest salaries at $132K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Geographic Information Systems; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $112K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at ConocoPhillips Company is Microsoft Office, with close to one-eighth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
ConocoPhillips Company lets only one-half of employees take paid vacation and only 29 percent take sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At ConocoPhillips Company, a solid majority of respondents have health insurance, and a fair number of respondents have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, gym membership, and a subsidized cell phone.