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Average Salary for Valero Energy Corp Employees

San Antonio, Texas-based Valero Energy Corp hires for positions ranging from Process Engineer to Accountant in the petroleum. Valero Energy Corp pays its employees $77K annually on average. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Valero Energy Corp, but where you live and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Valero Energy Corp typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Valero Energy Corp
Average Salary Range by Job
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (6)
$13,243 - $29,106  
[-]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (6)
Bonus$102.64 - $3,238  
Total Pay$13,243 - $29,106  
[+]Process Engineer (4)
$72,427 - $131,880  
[+]Process Engineer (4)
Salary$69,253 - $109,612  
Bonus$2,744 - $19,897  
Total Pay$72,427 - $131,880  
[+]Refinery Operator (4)
$41,032 - $107,920  
[+]Refinery Operator (4)
Bonus$1,163 - $14,277  
Total Pay$41,032 - $107,920  
[+]Accounting Specialist (3)
$49,013 - $95,335  
[+]Accounting Specialist (3)
Salary$47,266 - $81,851  
Bonus$1,623 - $15,806  
Total Pay$49,013 - $95,335  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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About This Company

One Valero Way
San Antonio, Texas 78249


Petroleum, Petroleum Refineries, Petroleum industry



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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.

Key Stats for Valero Energy Corp


33 %
67 %
$38,106 - $78,866
$50,000 - $119,920
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
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