Average Salary for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Employees

Based in Lakewood, Colo.,petroleum sector player Kinder Morgan Energy Partners offers many employment opportunities, including Environmental Health & Safety Specialist and Contract Administrator positions. A salary of $84K per year is the going rate at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. Though geography and your role at the company do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist (3)
$50,638 - $103,979  
[-]Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist (3)
Salary$50,437 - $95,425  
Bonus$744 - $10,072  
Total Pay$50,638 - $103,979  
[+]Contract Administrator (2)
$40,269 - $93,169  
[+]Contract Administrator (2)
Salary$40,788 - $82,468  
Total Pay$40,269 - $93,169  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (2)
$19,083 - $43,912  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (2)
Total Pay$19,083 - $43,912  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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About This Company

Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Petroleum, Natural Gas Transmission

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of $74K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically approximately $75K. The largest fraction of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $74K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($97K per year) can be spotted in Midland; Alpharetta (about $93K), Houston (around $83K), and Denver (about $80K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $70K) in Orange, one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Kinder Morgan Energy Partners' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Georgia earn the most, taking home $118K annually.


Environmental Health & Safety Specialists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $70K — though Contract Administrators also do fairly well at $63K.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA 10 Hour Specialists, who make $75K. Acquiring certification to be a Train-the-Trainer Certification is rewarded at $67K per year. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners compensates Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management-holders the most at about $91K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $105K. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in six of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Procurement, and Regulatory Compliance as well.

Benefits and Perks

One in three workers — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A strong majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. A fair portion of workers can count on health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners


38 %
62 %
$30,410 - $101,497
$61,740 - $90,186
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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