Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $64K per year. The largest slice of the Stantec workforce (29 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $57K annually.
Engineering Project Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $79K per year; Structural Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $75K, while Transportation Engineers and Electrical Engineers rank near the top as well ($71K and about $64K, respectively). Stantec hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Landscape Designers ($48K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K annually) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Fla. (about $75K), Seattle, Wash. (approximately $72K), and Austin, Texas (around $68K) are the next top-paying cities. At $59K, Houston, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Stantec pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $96K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Architects earn $94K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Professional Engineers with credentials; these people earn about $87K per year on average. At Stantec, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) receive the highest salaries at $115K.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $81K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; roughly one in three consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one-half of respondents receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a third of workers receiving sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Stantec provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most employees participate. Perks cover health insurance for most survey participants and dental coverage for a fair number of workers. A few more workplace perks are a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.