The highest paychecks go to Geophysicists, who earn an average $159K per year, closely trailed by Petroleum Engineers ($111K), Facilities Engineers ($100K), and Landmans (about $96K). Noble Energy, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Accountants (around $59K on average).
Residents of Denver, Colo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $94K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas ($92K) and Greeley, Colo. ($54K). By state, Noble Energy, Inc. pays its Colorado employees the most; the pay rate there is about $92K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $97K annually. Overall, the greater share of Noble Energy, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $90K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $108K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Noble Energy, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) — these employees rake in $126K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $117K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, around one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 30 percent. Nearly all workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Noble Energy, Inc. sponsors. For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.