When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($126K per year) can be spotted in Indianapolis, Ind.; Buffalo, N.Y. ($102K), Tonawanda, N.Y. ($93K), and Salt Lake City, Utah (approximately $90K) are the next top-paying cities. Danbury, Conn. is near the bottom for pay at around $68K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Indiana pays Praxair, Inc. the most — about $98K annually on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Environmental Health & Safety Managers, Product Development Specialists, Control Systems Engineers, and Manufacturing Production Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $98K per year, the other salaries come in at $92K, around $79K, and $68K, respectively. Praxair, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Production Technicians (about $50K on average).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $75K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $73K per year. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $91K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $105K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Lean Six Sigma Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $98K annually. Those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Praxair, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach about $120K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $93K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Praxair, Inc. workers, with nearly one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Customer Relationship Management, and Operations Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 36 percent receiving paid vacation and a sixth of survey respondents receiving paid sick days. With an eye toward the future, Praxair, Inc. offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of workers and dental coverage for nearly all employees. Perks also include a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.