When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $182K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; St. Paul, Minn. ($125K), Rosemount, Minn. (around $98K), and Corpus Christi, Texas (approximately $90K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($72K) in Chicago, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Minnesota, where they average to $105K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $95K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Flint Hills Resources employees (29 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $76K per year on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Engineering Project Managers, Reliability Engineers, Process Engineers, and Training Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $110K annually, the other salaries come in at $93K, around $92K, and $90K, respectively. With salaries averaging around $72K, Environmental Engineers are among the lowest paid at Flint Hills Resources.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn approximately $152K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make $128K on average. At Flint Hills Resources, employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) receive the highest salaries at about $137K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $120K annually. A common skill in Flint Hills Resources' work force is Project Management; more than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.
Flint Hills Resources' employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A fifth of 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. Nearly all workers can count on health insurance, and almost all survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.