When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($116K annually) can be spotted in Deer Park, Texas; Midland, Mich. (about $98K), Houston, Texas ($78K), and the company's headquarter city of Wickliffe, Ohio ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Akron, Ohio; in fact, at approximately $43K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $98K per year) in Michigan.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Global Marketing Managers, Marketing Managers, Process Development Engineers, and Research Laboratory Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at $113K annually, the other salaries come in at about $90K, approximately $73K, and $55K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at The Lubrizol Corporation are Chemical Laboratory Technicians — the median salary for this role approaches around $51K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $60K per year. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $70K annually on average. The largest slice of the The Lubrizol Corporation workforce (31 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $88K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $52K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The Lubrizol Corporation compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at $103K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $101K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, nearly one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Research Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about two in five survey participants receiving paid vacation and slightly less than one-fifth of workers receiving sick leave. Most workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At The Lubrizol Corporation, a large number of workers have health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage. The Lubrizol Corporation also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.