Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $72K annually. The largest slice of the HDR, Inc. workforce (31 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $60K per year.
Engineering Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $90K annually — though Project Managers, Civil Engineers, and Structural Engineers also do fairly well at about $89K, around $69K, and approximately $69K, respectively. Near the bottom at HDR, Inc. are Environmental Scientists, pulling in an average of just about $51K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $75K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; New York, N.Y. ($70K), Kansas City, Mo. ($66K), and Portland, Ore. (around $66K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Charlotte, N.C. at $58K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to around $80K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $87K per year. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $84K annually. HDR, Inc. workers who hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) are also well compensated, earning $84K on average.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $78K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Engineering Design; more than a third deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage. HDR, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, stock options, and a subsidized cell phone.