When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($116K annually) can be spotted in Deer Park, Texas; Midland, Mich. ($98K), Houston, Texas (approximately $90K), and Cleveland, Ohio (around $73K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Akron, Ohio; in fact, at $43K it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Michigan; salaries there average to about $98K per year.
Global Marketing Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $113K annually — though Process Development Engineers, Research Laboratory Technicians, and Supply Chain Planners also do fairly well at $73K, $55K, and about $55K, respectively. Financial compensation for Chemical Laboratory Technicians is rather low — on average only $51K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $71K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $60K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of The Lubrizol Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $88K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $52K annually. At The Lubrizol Corporation, employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $144K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $100K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among The Lubrizol Corporation workers, with close to one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Research Analysis, Chemical Process Engineering, and Microsoft Word round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 43 percent receiving paid vacation and nearly one-fifth of workers receiving sick leave. A large number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of employees and dental coverage for most employees. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.