When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $150K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Port Arthur, Texas ($135K), Rosemount, Minn. (around $108K), and Corpus Christi, Texas (about $85K) are the next top-paying cities. Wichita, Kan. is near the bottom for pay at $58K. Within the firm, employees working in Minnesota take home the most — $104K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Flint Hills Resources for between five and 10 years earn around $80K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $65K per year. Overall, the greater share of Flint Hills Resources folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $120K annually.
Reliability Engineers earn the highest median pay at $126K per year, followed by Master Schedulers (about $115K), Environmental Health & Safety Specialists (approximately $81K), and Mechanical Engineers ($79K).
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $144K annually for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Professional Engineer License Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $125K per year. At Flint Hills Resources, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS) receive the highest salaries at $210K.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $132K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 30 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Flint Hills Resources, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all workers, and nearly all employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Flint Hills Resources employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.