Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $99K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $78K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $120K annually.
Principal Process Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $146K per year on average; Senior Mechanical Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $136K, followed by Senior Program Managers earning approximately $132K and Engineering Supervisors making $122K. Hydrographers make an average approximately $83K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K annually) can be spotted in Concord, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. (about $115K), San Ramon, Calif. (around $115K), and the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. ($109K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $73K) is Sacramento, Calif.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers earn about $122K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Engineer in Trainings also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $117K annually. PG&E Corporation workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $148K on average.
When it comes to skills, Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $130K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only two in five respondents. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.