Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $71K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $60K per year on average.
Engineering Project Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $89K annually; Project Managers, Civil Engineers, and Structural Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $89K, around $68K, and $67K, respectively. With salaries averaging around $56K, Civil Engineers in Training are among the lowest paid at HDR, Inc.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $75K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; New York, N.Y. ($68K), the company's headquarter city of Omaha, Neb. (about $67K), and Portland, Ore. ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Charlotte, N.C. at $58K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average HDR, Inc. employee makes $79K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders receive bigger paychecks ($87K per year) than those without credentials. LEED Accredited Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $85K annually. Those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at HDR, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach about $84K per year.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $80K annually. A relatively widespread skill at HDR, Inc. is Engineering Design; more than a third of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents save for retirement through HDR, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. For the vast majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, stock options, a stock purchase plan, and flexible hours.