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Average Salary for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Employees

Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners offers a range of employment opportunities in the petroleum industry, from Contract Administrator to Environmental Health & Safety Specialist. A typical Kinder Morgan Energy Partners employee can expect to make $82K per year. Though where you live and what you do at the company are influential salary factors for those at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Contract Administrator (3)
$36,920 - $93,308  
[-]Contract Administrator (3)
Salary$38,975 - $86,055  
Bonus$1,229 - $14,046  
Total Pay$36,920 - $93,308  
[+]Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist (3)
$50,940 - $100,834  
[+]Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist (3)
Salary$50,642 - $94,658  
Bonus$864 - $11,546  
Total Pay$50,940 - $100,834  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (2)
$18,878 - $43,699  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (2)
Total Pay$18,878 - $43,699  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Details

Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Petroleum, Natural Gas Transmission

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Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns approximately $67K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $72K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners employees (29 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn about $74K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($97K per year) can be spotted in Midland; Alpharetta ($93K), Houston ($80K), and Denver (approximately $79K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Orange; in fact, at $70K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Georgia pays Kinder Morgan Energy Partners the most — about $118K annually on average.


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 $60K.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA 10 Hour Specialists earn $75K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Train-the-Trainer Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of about $67K per year. The best paid folks at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management, earning around $91K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $105K. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one in seven of employees surveyed report using it at work. Procurement, Microsoft Office, and Contract Negotiation are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Merely one in three workers at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners earn paid vacation and paid sick time. A solid majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners provides health insurance to the greater part of workers, and a fair portion of workers do receive dental coverage. 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

39 %
61 %
$30,639 - $100,189
$59,601 - $89,426
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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