The highest average salaries go to Laboratory Research Principal Investigators, who bring in close to about $120K per year, though Research Scientists are not far behind at $97K along with Process Engineers (approximately $90K) and Chemical Engineers (around $87K). 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 ($68K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($118K annually) can be spotted in Charleston, W.Va.; Houston, Texas (about $104K), St. Louis, Mo. ($99K), and Richmond, Va. ($95K) are the next top-paying cities. Des Moines, Iowa is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $78K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of West Virginia pays E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) the most — around $113K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $85K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $74K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $109K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $107K per year for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn approximately $103K annually on average. At E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont), employees who hold a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) receive the highest salaries at $137K.
When it comes to skills, Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $101K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, just over one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) lets only two in five respondents take paid vacation and only a fifth of employees take sick leave. A large number of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) provides health insurance to the vast majority of employees, and most workers do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are flexible hours, life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.