When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($179K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Joliet, Ill. ($133K), St. Paul, Minn. (around $111K), and Corpus Christi, Texas ($90K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $65K) in Wichita, Kan., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Flint Hills Resources' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Wisconsin earn the most, taking home about $102K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Mechanical Engineers — their earnings average $167K annually. Engineering Project Managers are a close second at $110K along with Training Managers ($90K) and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $87K). Accounting Analysts make an average about $57K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Flint Hills Resources for between five and 10 years earn around $96K per year on average. The largest slice of the Flint Hills Resources workforce (32 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $68K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($152K per year) than those without credentials. Engineer in Trainings also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $121K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE); Flint Hills Resources awards around $137K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Operations Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $120K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Flint Hills Resources is Project Management; just under one in three of employees use it for work. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 23 percent. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of survey participants, and nearly all survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as relocation expenses, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.