When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $125K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo. ($81K), the company's headquarter city of Irving, Texas (about $72K), and Midland, Texas ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to $81K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Petroleum Engineers — their earnings average around $105K per year. Accountants are a close second at approximately $59K along with Environmental Specialists (around $52K).
Years of Experience
Overall, the greater share of Pioneer Natural Resources Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $63K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (about $135K per year) than those without credentials. Pioneer Natural Resources Company provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $95K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $110K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Pioneer Natural Resources Company is Microsoft Excel, with nearly one in five considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Training Program Development, Drilling Engineering, and Regulatory Compliance.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 22 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A majority of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include stock options, gym membership, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.