When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($177K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Port Arthur, Texas ($135K), Rosemount, Minn. (around $93K), and Minneapolis, Minn. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $60K) is Wichita, Kan. Within the firm, employees working in Illinois take home the most — about $127K annually on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $90K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $65K annually on average. The largest slice of the Flint Hills Resources workforce (27 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $119K per year.
Master Schedulers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $115K annually; Environmental Health & Safety Specialists and Mechanical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $81K and $79K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $125K per year. Earning a Piping Inspector certification garners significant financial rewards of about $115K annually on average. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS) at Flint Hills Resources — these employees make the most at $210K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $180K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Only 28 percent at Flint Hills Resources enjoy paid vacation time, and just a fifth of employees can take sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Flint Hills Resources provides health insurance to nearly all workers, and most workers do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.