When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($116K per year) can be spotted in Indianapolis, Ind.; Chicago, Ill. ($79K), Buffalo, N.Y. ($77K), and New Castle, Pa. (about $73K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in St. Louis, Mo.; in fact, at approximately $42K it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Connecticut, where salaries average out at around $114K annually.
Regional Sales Managers earn the highest median pay at approximately $120K per year, followed by Control Systems Engineers ($90K), Product Development Specialists ($86K), and Chemical Engineers (about $69K). Quality Assurance Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $55K.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $71K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $67K per year. The largest fraction of Praxair, Inc. people (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $68K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make approximately $67K per year. OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $65K annually. The best paid folks at Praxair, Inc. have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration, earning $127K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Contract Negotiation; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $95K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Praxair, Inc. workers, with just under one in four of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Leadership were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Praxair, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; two-fifths of respondents get paid vacation days, and a quarter of workers receive paid sick leave. To plan for old age, most employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Almost all respondents receive health insurance, and almost all survey participants get dental coverage. Praxair, Inc. folks also make good use of a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.