Regional Sales Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $120K annually — though Product Development Specialists, Operations Managers, and Chemical Engineers also do fairly well at $80K, around $73K, and $69K, respectively. Near the bottom at Praxair, Inc. are Quality Assurance Engineers, pulling in an average of just about $55K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $104K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Danbury, Conn.; Chicago, Ill. ($80K), Buffalo, N.Y. ($78K), and New Castle, Pa. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $42K) is St. Louis, Mo. Within the firm, employees working in Connecticut take home the most — around $109K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $65K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $70K annually. The largest fraction of Praxair, Inc. people (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $69K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $115K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $65K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration; Praxair, Inc. awards approximately $127K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $88K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; nearly one in four deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Engineering Design as well.
At Praxair, Inc., there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Praxair, Inc. gives paid vacation to 43 percent and paid sick leave to one in five respondents. A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all respondents, and a large number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.