When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $110K annually) can be spotted in Troy, Mich.; Houston, Texas (approximately $100K), Gary, Ind. ($72K), and St. Louis, Mo. ($70K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Detroit, Mich.; in fact, at around $58K it is one of the worst-paid cities. United States Steel Corporation workers in Alabama earn the most — $101K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $58K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make around $70K per year on average.
Financial Analysts earn the highest median pay at $68K annually, followed by Maintenance Managers ($68K), ERP Analysts ($67K), and Materials Specialists (about $65K). On the lower end are Benefits Specialists at around $37K on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach $83K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. General Journeyman Electricians also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $82K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) make the most here, hauling in $113K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Word in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $81K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under a fourth of United States Steel Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
Two-fifths of survey participants have paid vacation, and only about one in five survey participants can take paid time off for illness. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, United States Steel Corporation provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of employees participate. For a large number of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.