When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $119K per year) can be spotted in Richmond, Va.; Buffalo, N.Y. (about $109K), Des Moines, Iowa (around $106K), and Wilmington, Del. ($92K) are the next top-paying cities. Memphis, Tenn. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $65K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $114K annually) in North Carolina.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $72K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $88K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) employees (30 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $121K per year on average.
Maintenance Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $118K annually — though Senior Process Engineers, Laboratory Research Principal Investigators, and Demand Planners also do fairly well at $115K, approximately $115K, and about $92K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) are Reliability Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches $75K.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $125K per year for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt can certainly pay off here; those folks make $109K on average. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS), Chemical Engineering — these employees rake in around $133K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Product Development; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $127K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, slightly less than a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Chemical Process Engineering, Data Analysis, and Process Improvement.
Benefits and Perks
37 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in five survey participants get sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of respondents use it to save for retirement. At E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont), most workers have health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.