Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $68K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $78K per year. The largest fraction of Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $94K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas (about $97K), Niagara Falls, N.Y. (around $94K), and Corpus Christi, Texas (approximately $94K) are the next top-paying cities. Baton Rouge, La. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $81K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New York; salaries there average to $94K annually.
Mechanical Engineers earn the highest median pay at $97K per year, followed by Environmental Specialists (about $96K), Process Engineers (around $79K), and Chemical Engineers (about $67K).
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $97K annually for Engineer in Trainings; non-accredited workers make much less. HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $96K per year. Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning $81K on average.
When it comes to skills, Microsoft Excel seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $110K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; around one in four consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Chemical Process Engineering, Facility Maintenance & Coordination, and Project Management.
At Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one-half of workers receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a third of workers receiving sick leave. Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of workers use this option to save for their retirement. The vast majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for the vast majority of workers also include dental insurance. Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and gym membership.