When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $150K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Port Arthur, Texas (around $135K), Rosemount, Minn. (approximately $108K), and Corpus Christi, Texas ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Wichita, Kan. — at $60K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across Flint Hills Resources' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Minnesota earn the most, taking home $97K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $80K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Flint Hills Resources employees (29 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $65K per year on average.
The highest average salaries go to Reliability Engineers, who bring in close to around $126K annually, though Master Schedulers are not far behind at $115K along with Environmental Health & Safety Specialists ($81K) and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $79K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $144K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Pressure Vessels Inspectors with credentials; these people earn approximately $115K annually on average. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS) make the most here, hauling in $210K per year.
Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $132K annually. A common skill in Flint Hills Resources' work force is Microsoft Office; roughly one in four of survey participants report using it on the job. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Flint Hills Resources gives paid vacation to 30 percent and paid sick leave to 22 percent. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all employees, and almost all workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Flint Hills Resources employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, and relocation expenses.