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.