Get a Salary Report for

- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer

- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise

- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Average Salary for Praxair, Inc. Employees

Praxair, Inc. is a other basic inorganic chemical manufacturing firm headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut that hires for Mechanical Engineer positions, Chemical Engineer roles, and more. The typical salary at Praxair, Inc. is $70K per year. Your city plays the largest role in compensation at Praxair, Inc., but your role at the company and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

Praxair, Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
at market
Similar companies include:
Cameron International
Employer: Praxair, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Mechanical Engineer (7)
$47,302 - $99,097  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (7)
Salary$49,398 - $99,271  
Total Pay$47,302 - $99,097  
[+]Research and Development Engineer (3)
$51,676 - $103,834  
[+]Research and Development Engineer (3)
Salary$55,912 - $99,118  
Total Pay$51,676 - $103,834  
[+]Chemical Engineer (3)
$55,690 - $115,820  
[+]Chemical Engineer (3)
Salary$53,948 - $109,802  
Bonus$1,308 - $12,268  
Total Pay$55,690 - $115,820  
[+]Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer (3)
$30,794 - $72,285  
[+]Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer (3)
Total Pay$30,794 - $72,285  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
United States (change)

Praxair, Inc. Details

Danbury, Connecticut 06810


Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing, Industrial Gases

Praxair Inc

Suggest changes »

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($104K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Danbury; New York (around $92K), Buffalo (about $88K), and Chicago ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $54K, St. Louis is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Praxair, Inc. employees make the most in Connecticut, earning $109K per year on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Cost Engineers, Research and Development Engineers, Research & Development Chemical Engineers, and Operations Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $98K, the other salaries come in at $80K, approximately $73K, and around $73K, respectively. At about $54K, Retail Branch Managers are among the lowest paid at Praxair, Inc.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $65K. Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach about $68K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the Praxair, Inc. workforce (32 percent) has a tenure of 10-19 years and earns $85K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $91K. OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $79K per year. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration make the most here, hauling in around $127K annually.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Budget Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $92K. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to a fourth of Praxair, Inc.'s people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Engineering Design.


At Praxair, Inc., there are significantly more males than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Praxair, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; half of workers get paid vacation days, and one in four workers receive paid sick leave. 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. Almost all employees have health insurance, and benefits for the greater part of workers also include dental insurance. Praxair, Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

21 %
79 %
$54,854 - $92,745
$49,362 - $91,187
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon

Thanks! We'll send you a welcome newsletter as soon as we can.

In the meantime, check out our research center.

Looks like your email already exists in our database.
Please log in here.

You are already logged in.


Get Career Tips & Advice

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we'll let you know how much your employers are paying in your area.