When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $116K annually) can be spotted in Indianapolis, Ind.; Chicago, Ill. ($79K), Buffalo, N.Y. ($77K), and Orangeburg, N.Y. (approximately $72K) are the next top-paying cities. St. Louis, Mo. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $42K. By state, Praxair, Inc. employees make the most in Connecticut, earning $114K per year on average.
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 Control Systems Engineers, Product Development Specialists, and Operations Managers also do fairly well at $90K, about $80K, and around $73K, respectively. Quality Assurance Engineers make an average approximately $55K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $70K per year on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $66K annually. The largest fraction of Praxair, Inc. people (28 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $68K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $117K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning an Engineer in Training certification garners significant financial rewards of about $67K per year on average. The best paid folks at Praxair, Inc. have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration, earning $127K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Contract Negotiation; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $95K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; just over one in five deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Operations Management, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of employees at Praxair, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 22 percent can take sick leave. To plan for old age, most employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all survey participants, and almost all workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.