When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($101K annually) can be spotted in Birmingham, Ala.; Houston, Texas ($91K), Detroit, Mich. ($72K), and St. Louis, Mo. (about $70K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $59K) in Pittsburgh, Pa., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Alabama take home the most — around $101K per year on average.
Operations Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $72K annually — though Labor Relations Representatives, Internal Auditors, and ERP Analysts also do fairly well at $68K, approximately $65K, and about $58K, respectively. Near the bottom at United States Steel Corporation are Benefits Specialists, pulling in an average of just around $37K.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $68K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $56K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $126K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Public Accountant is rewarded with median pay of $75K annually. The best paid folks at United States Steel Corporation have a Bachelor's Degree, earning approximately $69K per year.
Employees who count Employee Relations among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $100K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; nearly one in six consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Contract Negotiation, Project Management, and Accounting as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only 29 percent at United States Steel Corporation enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in five survey participants can take sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, United States Steel Corporation provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a strong majority of respondents participate. For the vast majority of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. United States Steel Corporation folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.