Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $67K annually on average. Average pay is $75K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $98K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($97K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Niagara Falls, N.Y. (around $94K), Baton Rouge, La. ($83K), and Houston, Texas ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New York; salaries there average to approximately $94K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Mechanical Engineers, who earn around $97K per year on average, closely trailed by Environmental Specialists ($96K) and Process Engineers (about $79K).
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $97K annually. Becoming a HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hour can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $96K on average. At Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at $82K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Microsoft Word; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $97K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, more than a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Chemical Process Engineering, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 38 percent receiving paid vacation and close to a fourth of workers receiving sick leave. Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Nearly all employees receive health insurance, and the vast majority of respondents get dental coverage. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.