Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $67K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $75K per year. 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 (around $97K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Niagara Falls, N.Y. ($94K), Baton Rouge, La. ($83K), and Houston, Texas ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is around $94K annually.
Mechanical Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $97K per year; Environmental Specialists and Process Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $96K and approximately $79K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $97K annually for Engineer in Trainings; non-accredited workers make much less. HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $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 around $82K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Word among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $97K annually. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Chemical Process Engineering, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) gives paid vacation days to 38 percent and sick leave to a quarter of respondents. With an eye toward the future, Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), almost all workers have health insurance, and nearly all workers have dental coverage. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.