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Average Salary for Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) Employees

Based in Los Angeles, California, petroleum industry player Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) offers many employment opportunities, including Corporate Paralegal and Senior Project Engineer positions. Typical salaries for Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) workers verge on the six figures ($91K). For the most part, employee paychecks at Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) fluctuate depending on your job title; your city and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Senior Project Engineer (2)
$98,260 - $264,716  
[-]Senior Project Engineer (2)
Salary$90,565 - $260,011  
Bonus$5,095 - $28,543  
Total Pay$98,260 - $264,716  
[+]Corporate Paralegal (2)
$40,162 - $71,616  
[+]Corporate Paralegal (2)
Salary$40,460 - $68,273  
Bonus$629 - $5,375  
Total Pay$40,162 - $71,616  
[+]Instrument Technician (2)
$48,823 - $111,677  
[+]Instrument Technician (2)
Total Pay$48,823 - $111,677  
[+]Chemical Operator (2)
$44,824 - $126,787  
[+]Chemical Operator (2)
Bonus$1,296 - $11,534  
Total Pay$44,824 - $126,787  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) Details

Los Angeles, California 90024


Petroleum, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Petroleum industry


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Senior Project Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $105K; Corporate Paralegals come in second with typical earnings amounting to about $52K.


Residents of Houston pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $95K annually; other top-paying cities include Pittsburgh ($95K) and Dallas (approximately $53K). By state, Texas offers the highest pay at $96K per year.

Years of Experience

Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the $85K mark. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make approximately $80K. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (35 percent) have a tenure of 10-19 years and bring home about $104K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Paralegal Certificate Holders receive bigger paychecks ($52K) than those without credentials. Regarding salaries and education, Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $92K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $118K. One of the more prevalent skills at Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is Project Management, with around one in four considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Budget Management, Microsoft Office, and Contract Management.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers receive paid vacation and sick leave. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) are life insurance, a company cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

46 %
54 %
$51,762 - $97,380
$80,537 - $108,386
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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