When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $165K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Port Arthur, Texas (approximately $135K), St. Paul, Minn. (around $111K), and Corpus Christi, Texas ($89K) are the next top-paying cities. Wichita, Kan. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $60K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to $115K annually.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Flint Hills Resources for between five and 10 years earn approximately $92K per year on average. The largest fraction of Flint Hills Resources people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $72K annually on average.
Bringing in the most money are Process Engineers — their earnings average $93K per year. Engineering Project Managers are a close second at $90K along with Reliability Engineers ($87K) and Environmental Health & Safety Specialists (around $81K). With salaries averaging $79K, Mechanical Engineers are among the lowest paid at Flint Hills Resources.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make $125K annually. Pressure Vessels Inspectors with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $112K per year. The best paid folks at Flint Hills Resources have a Master of Science (MS), earning about $210K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Contract Negotiation; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $165K per year. A garden variety skill at Flint Hills Resources is Project Management; over a third of Flint Hills Resources' people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 28 percent. 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 almost all respondents, and most respondents do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.