When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($165K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Port Arthur, Texas ($135K), Rosemount, Minn. (around $93K), and Minneapolis, Minn. (approximately $85K) are the next top-paying cities. Wichita, Kan. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $60K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Flint Hills Resources pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is $127K annually.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $95K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (28 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $65K annually on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Master Schedulers, Process Engineers, Environmental Health & Safety Specialists, and Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $115K per year, the other salaries come in at $93K, around $81K, and about $79K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make $125K annually. On average, salaries rise to $115K per year for accredited Piping Inspectors. Flint Hills Resources provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in approximately $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 about $165K per year. A garden variety skill at Flint Hills Resources is Project Management; nearly one-third of Flint Hills Resources' people use it regularly. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Safety Compliance.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Flint Hills Resources gives paid vacation to a third of survey participants and paid sick leave to one in four survey participants. Flint Hills Resources workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Almost all employees have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. Perks also include life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.