Engineering Project Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $166K annually; Project Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $117K, while Process Engineers and Design Engineers rank near the top as well ($107K and $75K, respectively). Contract Administrators make an average $60K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $115K per year) can be spotted in Aliso Viejo, Calif.; Houston, Texas (about $100K), Sugar Land, Texas ($96K), and Greenville, S.C. (around $81K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($51K) in Columbus, Ohio, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Fluor Corporation employee makes approximately $120K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $81K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $63K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make approximately $126K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $271K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials; these people earn about $138K per year on average. Fluor Corporation compensates Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)-holders the most at $153K annually.
Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $117K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among Fluor Corporation workers, with one in four of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Construction Estimating were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Fluor Corporation gives paid vacation days to 28 percent and sick leave to 19 percent. To plan for old age, most survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of workers, and for a large number of respondents, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.