Bringing in the most money are Research Chemists — their earnings average $125K. Laboratory Research Principal Investigators are a close second at approximately $100K along with Engineering Project Managers ($91K) and Mechanical Engineers ($86K). At around $69K, Process Engineers are among the lowest paid at E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont).
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $82K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make approximately $65K. A typical employee has 20 years or more of experience and earns $118K per year.
Median pay is highest in Philadelphia ($120K annually), followed by Buffalo (about $107K), Wilmington ($93K), and Charleston (around $92K). High paychecks are not found in Houston; in fact, at $85K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Iowa earn the most, taking home $102K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $121K. Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at around $109K annually. At E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont), employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD), Biochemistry & Molecular Biology receive the highest salaries at approximately $140K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $97K. Folks here also tend to know Chemical Process Engineering; on the survey, close to one-eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one-half of workers receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a third of workers receiving sick leave. To plan for old age, almost all employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of workers and dental coverage for the greater part of workers. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.