Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $95K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $73K annually. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $101K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Senior Environmental Engineers, who bring in close to $129K annually, though Procurement Managers are not far behind at about $123K along with Environmental Project Managers (approximately $118K) and Process Engineers ($96K). Near the bottom at Tesoro Petroleum Corporation are Refinery Operators, pulling in an average of just approximately $75K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $117K per year) can be spotted in Salt Lake City, Utah; Carson, Calif. (about $116K), Denver, Colo. ($113K), and Kenai, Alaska ($101K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in San Antonio, Texas; in fact, at around $83K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Tesoro Petroleum Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Washington earn the most, taking home approximately $125K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $117K per year for HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours; non-accredited workers make much less. Engineer in Trainings with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $115K annually. It pays to have a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) at Tesoro Petroleum Corporation — these employees make the most at $128K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Environmental Compliance; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $113K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just over a fifth of Tesoro Petroleum Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Contract Negotiation.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Tesoro Petroleum Corporation gives paid vacation days to 36 percent and sick leave to 28 percent. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most respondents report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.