Average Salary for Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) Employees

Operating out of Los Angeles, Calif., petroleum sector company Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) employs talent in positions ranging from Corporate Paralegal to Senior Project Engineer. A typical Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) employee can expect to make $89K per year. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) workers, followed by your city and your experience level. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem)
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Instrument Technician (3)
$49,389 - $108,031  
[-]Instrument Technician (3)
Total Pay$49,389 - $108,031  
[+]Corporate Paralegal (2)
$41,599 - $71,190  
[+]Corporate Paralegal (2)
Salary$40,099 - $67,906  
Bonus$544 - $6,322  
Total Pay$41,599 - $71,190  
[+]Senior Project Engineer (2)
$97,236 - $245,572  
[+]Senior Project Engineer (2)
Salary$89,844 - $239,047  
Bonus$5,140 - $32,893  
Total Pay$97,236 - $245,572  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
$27,498 - $60,654  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
Bonus$29.36 - $3,493  
Total Pay$27,498 - $60,654  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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About This Company

Los Angeles, California 90024


Petroleum, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Petroleum industry


Occidental Chemical Corp

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Earning $105K on average, Senior Project Engineers receive the most money, followed by Corporate Paralegals (approximately $52K).


Residents of Pittsburgh pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $95K annually; other top-paying cities include Houston (around $90K) and Dallas ($53K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to $95K per year.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make around $85K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach about $68K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $104K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Paralegal Certificate Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach $52K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $92K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Engineering Design; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $118K. Project Management is regularly seen around here; one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Budget Management, Microsoft Office, and Contract Management.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of workers — the majority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem)


44 %
56 %
$51,762 - $97,380
$80,537 - $108,386
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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