Laboratory Research Principal Investigators are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $120K per year; Senior Process Engineers, Process Engineers, and Chemical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $115K, around $89K, and $87K, respectively. Research Associates 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 $67K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($116K annually) can be spotted in Charleston, W.Va.; Richmond, Va. (around $104K), Houston, Texas ($97K), and Wilmington, Del. (about $91K) are the next top-paying cities. Parkersburg, W.Va. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $77K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of West Virginia; salaries there average to $112K per year.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) for between five and 10 years earn $86K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $76K per year. The largest slice of the E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) workforce (28 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $103K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $103K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Professional Engineers with credentials; these people earn about $100K annually on average. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) workers who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are also well compensated, earning around $137K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report People Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $98K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, just under one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Chemical Process Engineering, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of respondents and sick leave to 22 percent. Nearly all respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of respondents, and for most respondents, dental coverage is too. Perks also include life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.