When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $135K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Springfield, Va. ($118K), Charlottesville, Va. ($92K), and Houston, Texas ($68K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Binghamton, N.Y. at around $41K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in District of Columbia, where the average salary is about $135K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $69K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $55K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $130K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Engineering Project Managers, who bring in close to about $90K annually, though Senior Software Engineers are not far behind at $83K along with Paralegals earning $68K.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $200K per year. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $90K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $70K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Product Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $158K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; roughly one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are SQL, HTML, and Risk Management / Risk Control.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in four respondents at Ensco, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 19 percent can take sick leave. A large number of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for nearly all workers, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.