When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K annually) can be spotted in Port Arthur; St. Paul (about $114K), Rosemount (around $108K), and Corpus Christi ($84K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $63K) is Wichita. Flint Hills Resources workers in Minnesota earn the most — $107K per year on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Reliability Engineers, Master Schedulers, Environmental Health & Safety Specialists, and Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $126K, the other salaries come in at approximately $115K, $82K, and around $79K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $74K. Average pay is typically $79K for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $118K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $122K. Pressure Vessels Inspectors also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $115K per year. The best paid folks at Flint Hills Resources have a Master of Science (MS), earning around $210K annually.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $132K. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, nearly one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Chemical Process Engineering, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
One in three workers — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Flint Hills Resources sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for the vast majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Flint Hills Resources employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.