SAP Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $154K per year — though Chemical Process Engineers, Process Engineers, and Accounting Specialists also do fairly well at around $111K, about $94K, and approximately $60K, respectively. Associate Accountants make an average $45K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($118K annually) can be spotted in New Orleans, La.; Houston, Texas ($102K), Benicia, Calif. (around $88K), and Corpus Christi, Texas ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($61K) in San Antonio, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. Valero Energy Corp workers in Louisiana earn the most — about $118K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $73K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Valero Energy Corp for between five and 10 years earn around $85K per year on average. The largest fraction of Valero Energy Corp people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $80K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $92K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $60K annually for accredited Certified Public Accountants. Valero Energy Corp provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS), Chemical Engineering — these employees rake in $128K per year.
Employees who count Regulatory Compliance among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $119K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Valero Energy Corp workforce; a little less than one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Project Management, Chemical Process Engineering, and Financial Reporting.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 28 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Valero Energy Corp workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.