When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($69K per year) can be spotted in St. Louis, Mo.; Chicago, Ill. (approximately $67K), Dallas, Texas ($56K), and the company's headquarter city of Oak Brook, Ill. (around $54K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Missouri, where the average Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company employee makes about $69K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Construction Project Engineers — their earnings average $69K per year. Project Engineers are a close second at about $56K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $68K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (45 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $67K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
First Aid Administrators are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $69K per year. At Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $67K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Financial Analysis; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $67K annually. AutoCAD also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the greater part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all respondents report contributing to a 401(k). For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include life insurance, a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.