Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $71K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $57K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Stantec employees (29 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $79K annually on average.
The highest average salaries go to Senior Project Engineers, who bring in close to $89K per year, though Engineering Project Managers are not far behind at about $78K along with Design Architects ($73K) and Transportation Engineers (approximately $70K). Financial compensation for Urban Planners is rather low — on average only around $54K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K annually) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Minneapolis, Minn. ($77K), San Diego, Calif. (about $74K), and Fairbanks, Alaska ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Philadelphia, Pa. — at $61K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Michigan offers the highest pay at $82K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Professional Engineer License Holders, who make $86K annually. Earning a LEED Accredited Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of about $84K per year on average. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Civil Engineering (CE) make the most here, hauling in approximately $110K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $80K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; approximately one-third consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel as well.
Benefits and Perks
Stantec sponsors a 401(k) program, and almost all respondents use this option to save for their retirement. A little more than half of workers can rely on paid vacation days, but only half of survey participants have the luxury of paid sick time. Most respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at Stantec are a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.