Nearing the top of the pay scale are Engineering Project Managers, Product Development Specialists, Plant Superintendents, and Manufacturing Production Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $110K annually, the other salaries come in at $91K, $81K, and approximately $68K, respectively. With salaries averaging around $50K, Production Technicians are among the lowest paid at Praxair, Inc.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($112K per year) can be spotted in Indianapolis, Ind.; Tonawanda, N.Y. ($93K), Buffalo, N.Y. ($87K), and Houston, Texas (about $80K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Danbury, Conn. at approximately $68K. By state, Indiana offers the highest pay at $98K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $71K per year on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $70K annually. Overall, the greater share of Praxair, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $88K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $105K annually. Acquiring certification to be a APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management is rewarded with median pay of about $88K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Praxair, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) the most — $104K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $110K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Praxair, Inc. is Project Management; about one in four of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Customer Relationship Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Benefits and Perks
Praxair, Inc. lets only 37 percent take paid vacation and only 19 percent take sick leave. To plan for old age, a large number of survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Praxair, Inc. provides health insurance to the vast majority of workers, and the vast majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.