The highest average salaries go to Engineering Project Managers, who bring in close to $166K annually, though Project Engineers are not far behind at $117K along with Process Engineers (around $107K) and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $86K). Near the bottom at Fluor Corporation are Project Control Specialists, pulling in an average of just $63K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $138K per year) can be spotted in Irvine, Calif.; Aliso Viejo, Calif. ($115K), Houston, Texas (about $100K), and Sugar Land, Texas ($97K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $51K) in Columbus, Ohio, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, California offers the highest pay at approximately $122K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $63K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $82K annually. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $128K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $271K annually for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $138K per year. Fluor Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — these employees rake in about $153K annually.
Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $121K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Fluor Corporation is Project Management; about a fourth of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Construction Estimating.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Fluor Corporation gives paid vacation days to a quarter of workers and sick leave to a sixth of workers. A large number of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of workers, and for a solid majority of employees, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.