Research Chemists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $113K per year — though Laboratory Research Principal Investigators, Demand Planners, and Mechanical Engineers also do fairly well at $102K, approximately $91K, and about $85K, respectively. Near the bottom at E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) are Chemical Laboratory Technicians, pulling in an average of just around $52K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $65K annually. Survey participants who have worked at E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) for between five and 10 years earn around $88K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $122K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K per year) can be spotted in Richmond, Va.; Buffalo, N.Y. (about $107K), Charleston, W.Va. ($102K), and Wilmington, Del. (approximately $92K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Memphis, Tenn. — at $64K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) pays its Iowa employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $103K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks (around $127K per year) than those without credentials. Earning a Professional Engineer License Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of $122K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD), Chemistry; E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) awards about $126K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Product Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $114K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, about a fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Chemical Process Engineering, Process Improvement, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Only 42 percent at E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) enjoy paid vacation time, and just a quarter of respondents can take sick leave. A large number of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for almost all respondents and dental coverage for almost all workers. Perks also include life insurance, flexible hours, a company cell phone, and relocation expenses.