Nearing the top of the pay scale are Chemical Process Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Process Engineers, and Accounting Specialists; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $111K annually, the other salaries come in at $98K, about $86K, and $75K, respectively. Associate Accountants make an average $44K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $118K per year) can be spotted in New Orleans, La.; Houston, Texas (around $102K), Benicia, Calif. ($95K), and Corpus Christi, Texas ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of San Antonio, Texas — at about $61K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across Valero Energy Corp's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Louisiana earn the most, taking home $118K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $63K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at Valero Energy Corp for between five and 10 years earn about $87K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Valero Energy Corp folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $87K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $56K annually for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. Regarding salaries and education, Valero Energy Corp pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering the most — approximately $142K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Regulatory Compliance among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $118K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; a little less than one-fifth consider it a key competency. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Chemical Process Engineering were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about a sixth of survey respondents — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Valero Energy Corp folks also make good use of gym membership, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.