Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $56K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $85K per year. The largest slice of the Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) workforce (35 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $115K annually.
Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $93K per year.
Administrative Assistants represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $53K annually — though Corporate Paralegals also do fairly well at around $52K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Paralegal Certificate Holders, who make $52K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) awards about $101K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Distributed Control Systems; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $117K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; just under one in four consider it a key competency.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three survey participants receiving paid vacation and more than two-fifths of workers receiving sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all respondents, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.