Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $52K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $63K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $90K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Arlington, Texas ($78K), Houma, La. (about $70K), and the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (around $63K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at about $63K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $138K per year for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning an Engineer in Training certification garners significant financial rewards of $82K annually on average. Oil States International provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $53K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report ANSYS among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $94K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; close to a sixth consider it a key competency. SolidWorks, Financial Analysis, and SQL round out the set of key employee skills.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
One in three employees have paid vacation, and only about one in four employees can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Almost all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, a company cell phone, free drinks, and life insurance.