When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($179K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Joliet, Ill. ($133K), St. Paul, Minn. (around $111K), and Corpus Christi, Texas (approximately $90K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($66K) in Wichita, Kan., one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Wisconsin, where salaries average out at about $102K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Mechanical Engineers, Engineering Project Managers, Process Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $167K annually, the other salaries come in at approximately $110K, $92K, and about $87K, respectively. Accounting Analysts are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $57K.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $96K per year. Overall, the greater share of Flint Hills Resources folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $71K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $152K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified Professional Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $124K annually. Flint Hills Resources provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) — these employees rake in $137K per year.
When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $120K annually. A garden variety skill at Flint Hills Resources is Microsoft Excel; just under a third of Flint Hills Resources' people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 23 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. For the vast majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and almost all employees get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are relocation expenses, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.