Nearing the top of the pay scale are Laboratory Research Principal Investigators, Senior Process Engineers, Demand Planners, and Process Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $117K annually, the other salaries come in at about $115K, approximately $93K, and $88K, respectively. Earning only $68K on average, Research Associates make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $75K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $87K annually. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $117K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($116K annually) can be spotted in Charleston, W.Va.; Richmond, Va. (about $104K), Des Moines, Iowa ($100K), and Houston, Texas (around $96K) are the next top-paying cities. Newark, Del. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $82K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in West Virginia take home the most — around $112K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $130K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. APICS Certified Supply Chain Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $100K per year. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) workers who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are also well compensated, earning $127K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $99K annually. A relatively widespread skill at E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) is Data Analysis; one-seventh of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Chemical Process Engineering, Microsoft Excel, and Process Improvement.
Benefits and Perks
E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) lets only 38 percent take paid vacation and only a fifth of employees take sick leave. A large number of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. The vast majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.