Environmental Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $122K; Chemical Process Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $111K, followed by Control Systems Engineers earning $87K and Process Engineers making approximately $86K. Accountants are among the lowest paid at $50K.
Median pay is highest in Port Arthur (around $125K per year), followed by Houston (approximately $103K), Ardmore ($93K), and Benicia (about $88K). At $71K, San Antonio is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Oklahoma; salaries there average to around $93K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $78K. Survey participants who have worked at Valero Energy Corp for between five and ten years earn around $79K on average. The largest slice of the Valero Energy Corp workforce (34 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns $81K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders receive bigger paychecks (about $100K) than those without credentials. Salaries typically rise to $92K annually for accredited Engineer in Trainings. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Chemical Engineering make the most here, hauling in approximately $128K per year.
Employees who count Regulatory Compliance among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $120K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; nearly one-fifth consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Chemical Process Engineering, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 36 percent receiving paid vacation and just under one in three workers receiving sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A solid majority of workers report having health insurance, and a strong majority of workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, gym membership, and relocation expenses.