Years of Experience
Average pay is typically $80K for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (28 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $60K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn $93K, closely trailed by Electrical Engineers (about $80K), Applications Engineers (approximately $63K), and Sales Engineers (around $61K). On the lower end are Mechanical Engineers at about $54K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $88K per year) can be spotted in Chicago; Raleigh (around $75K), Columbia ($73K), and Houston ($72K) are the next top-paying cities. Clovis ranks low on the pay scale — at $57K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Massachusetts, where salaries average out at $101K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $107K for LEED Accredited Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $97K. At Schneider Electric Ltd, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration receive the highest salaries at $120K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $85K. A relatively widespread skill at Schneider Electric Ltd is Microsoft Excel; approximately one in seven of employees use it for work. Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and C# are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all workers use it to save for retirement. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.