Principal Process Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $146K per year — though Quality Assurance Specialists, Senior Business Analysts, and Civil Engineers also do fairly well at approximately $105K, $92K, and around $83K, respectively. Near the bottom at PG&E Corporation are Assistant to the Directors, pulling in an average of just $73K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($129K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. (around $100K), San Ramon, Calif. (about $94K), and Chico, Calif. ($90K) are the next top-paying cities. Walnut Creek, Calif. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $58K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $77K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $96K annually. The largest fraction of PG&E Corporation people (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $103K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $134K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of $119K per year. PG&E Corporation compensates B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA)-holders the most at about $114K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $116K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Word, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at PG&E Corporation; the company rewards only 23 percent with paid vacation time and only a third of survey participants with sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and 401(a).