Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $68K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $57K per year on average.
The highest average salaries go to Engineering Project Managers, who bring in close to approximately $80K annually, though Transportation Engineers are not far behind at about $71K along with Structural Engineers (around $69K) and Civil Engineers ($64K). Near the bottom at Stantec are Environmental Scientists, pulling in an average of just $50K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K per year) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Seattle, Wash. (about $75K), San Diego, Calif. (around $74K), and Miami, Fla. (approximately $67K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Philadelphia, Pa. at $57K. By state, California offers the highest pay at approximately $87K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $101K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $90K annually. Stantec workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) are also well compensated, earning $90K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $81K per year. A garden variety skill at Stantec is Engineering Design; more than a third of Stantec's people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are autodesk autocad, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. The company allows slightly more than half of workers to take paid time off for vacation, but only 37 percent get paid sick leave. Most respondents receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.