Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $65K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $88K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make approximately $122K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($107K annually) can be spotted in Buffalo, N.Y.; Richmond, Va. ($100K), Charleston, W.Va. (about $97K), and Wilmington, Del. ($93K) are the next top-paying cities. At $62K, Memphis, Tenn. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) workers in Iowa earn the most — about $103K per year on average.
Research Chemists rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $113K annually; Laboratory Research Principal Investigators come in second with average earnings amounting to around $102K, while Demand Planners and Mechanical Engineers rank near the top as well ($91K and around $85K, respectively). Process Engineers at E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $70K on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $133K per year for Professional Engineer License Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Professional Engineer is rewarded with median pay of about $127K annually. At E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont), employees who hold a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), Electrical Engineering (EE) receive the highest salaries at $135K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Six Sigma Black Belt; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $112K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in three of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont)'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Chemical Process Engineering, Process Improvement, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 43 percent receiving paid vacation and a quarter of respondents receiving paid sick days. A 401(k) program is available, and most workers use it to save for retirement. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for a large number of survey participants. Perks also include life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.