Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $52K per year. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $68K annually. The largest fraction of Valero Energy Corp people (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $90K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K annually) can be spotted in Port Arthur, Texas; New Orleans, La. ($120K), Houston, Texas ($108K), and Benicia, Calif. ($106K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Memphis, Tenn.; in fact, at $50K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Louisiana, where the average Valero Energy Corp employee makes around $118K per year.
Mechanical Engineers earn the highest median pay at approximately $109K annually, followed by Control Systems Engineers ($105K), Process Engineers (about $92K), and Legal Secretaries ($52K). Refinery Operators are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $45K.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $122K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to OSHA 10 Hour Specialists with credentials; these people earn $105K annually on average. Valero Energy Corp workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) are also well compensated, earning approximately $122K on average.
In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $150K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Valero Energy Corp workers, with about a fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
28 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in five survey participants can take paid time off for illness. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of survey participants also include dental insurance. Valero Energy Corp folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.