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.