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Average Salary for E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) Employees

An average E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) employee can expect to make $84K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) workers, followed by where you live and your job title. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) typically pays:
above market
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Employer: E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont)
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Process Engineer (12)
$66,384 - $96,958  
[-]Process Engineer (12)
Salary$64,063 - $92,921  
Bonus$1,542 - $12,913  
Total Pay$66,384 - $96,958  
[+]Chemical Engineer (11)
$57,992 - $149,600  
[+]Chemical Engineer (11)
Salary$56,766 - $147,949  
Bonus$1,071 - $15,846  
Total Pay$57,992 - $149,600  
[+]Chemical Operator (5)
$41,495 - $91,437  
[+]Chemical Operator (5)
Salary$42,268 - $83,239  
Bonus$319.69 - $3,966  
Total Pay$41,495 - $91,437  
[+]Principal Investigator, Laboratory Research (5)
$62,885 - $141,776  
[+]Principal Investigator, Laboratory Research (5)
Salary$67,553 - $130,271  
Bonus$1,801 - $16,367  
Total Pay$62,885 - $141,776  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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DuPont Corporation

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $66K annually on average. Average pay is $84K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average approximately $122K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($133K per year) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; Buffalo, N.Y. (around $107K), Richmond, Va. (about $100K), and Wilmington, Del. ($95K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $81K) in Newark, Del., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $102K annually) in Iowa.


Research Chemists earn the highest median pay at about $113K per year, followed by Laboratory Research Principal Investigators (approximately $102K), Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers ($100K), and Chemical Engineers ($84K). On the lower end are Process Engineers at $71K on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Professional Engineer License Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach $133K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $127K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), Electrical Engineering (EE); E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) awards about $135K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Six Sigma Black Belt seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $112K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; slightly less than a third deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Chemical Process Engineering, Process Improvement, and Data Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

44 percent receive paid vacation, and only 28 percent get sick leave. Most respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all employees, and a large number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont)


30 %
70 %
$55,878 - $102,502
$59,661 - $119,891
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
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