Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $85K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $56K per year on average. The largest fraction of Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) people (40 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $105K annually on average.
Residents of Pittsburgh, Pa. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $95K per year; other top-paying cities include Houston, Texas ($85K) and Dallas, Texas (about $53K). By state, California offers the highest pay at around $93K annually.
Administrative Assistants are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $53K per year; Corporate Paralegals also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $52K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Paralegal Certificate Holders, who make $52K per year. At Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at about $92K.
When it comes to skills, Distributed Control Systems seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $117K annually. Microsoft Office is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than a fifth of Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem)'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Budget Management, Project Management, and Contract Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 36 percent receiving paid vacation and more than two-fifths of workers receiving sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For almost all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.