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Average Salary for Praxair, Inc. Employees

Danbury, Conn.-based Praxair, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Product Development Specialist in the other basic inorganic chemical manufacturing. Praxair, Inc. employees bring home $70K annually on average. Though your job title and how long you've been working do impact pay, geography is the primary influence on employee salary at Praxair, Inc. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Praxair, Inc. typically pays:
below market
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at market
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Danbury, Connecticut 06810


Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing, Industrial Gases

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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. (about $79K), Buffalo, N.Y. (around $75K), and New Castle, Pa. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is St. Louis, Mo. at $42K. By state, Praxair, Inc. pays its Connecticut employees the most; the pay rate there is $109K annually.


Earning $120K per year on average, Regional Sales Managers receive the most money, followed by Cost Engineers (approximately $98K), Product Development Specialists (around $80K), and Operations Managers ($73K). With salaries averaging about $67K, Mechanical Engineers are among the lowest paid at Praxair, Inc.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $67K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $71K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Praxair, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $69K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $117K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning an Engineer in Training certification garners significant financial rewards of $67K annually on average. Praxair, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration — these employees rake in $127K per year.


Employees who count Product Development among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $86K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; approximately one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Engineering Design.


Praxair, Inc.'s employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two in five employees receiving paid vacation and 23 percent receiving paid sick days. A large number of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Almost all workers can count on health insurance, and the vast majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Praxair, Inc. folks also make good use of a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Praxair, Inc.


19 %
81 %
$55,050 - $92,117
$50,124 - $91,050
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
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