When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($108K annually) can be spotted in Detroit, Mich.; Birmingham, Ala. (about $101K), Lone Star, Texas (approximately $65K), and St. Louis, Mo. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($55K) in Gary, Ind., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Michigan take home the most — around $108K per year on average.
Operations Managers earn the highest median pay at $72K annually, followed by Internal Auditors (around $65K), ERP Analysts ($59K), and Labor Relations Representatives (about $56K).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $66K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $58K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of United States Steel Corporation employees (30 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $72K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $126K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $75K per year for accredited Certified Public Accountants. At United States Steel Corporation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering receive the highest salaries at $62K.
When it comes to skills, Contract Negotiation seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $122K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at United States Steel Corporation is Data Analysis, with one in seven considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
A third of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only a quarter of respondents get sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of employees use it to save for retirement. For the vast majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at United States Steel Corporation are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.