When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($126K annually) can be spotted in Indianapolis, Ind.; Buffalo, N.Y. ($102K), Tonawanda, N.Y. ($93K), and Salt Lake City, Utah (about $90K) are the next top-paying cities. Danbury, Conn. is near the bottom for pay at around $68K. Praxair, Inc. workers in Indiana earn the most — approximately $98K per year on average.
Environmental Health & Safety Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $98K annually on average; Product Development Specialists are next on the list, bringing in close to $92K, followed by Control Systems Engineers earning around $79K and Manufacturing Production Managers making approximately $68K. Near the bottom at Praxair, Inc. are Production Technicians, pulling in an average of just $50K.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $73K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $75K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Praxair, Inc. employees (34 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $91K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $105K annually for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Lean Six Sigma Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $98K per year. At Praxair, Inc., employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest salaries at $120K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Engineering Design; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $93K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; nearly one-fifth consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Customer Relationship Management, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
36 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in six employees get sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Praxair, Inc. provides health insurance to nearly all workers, and the vast majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Praxair, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.