Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $53K per year. Average pay is $70K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Valero Energy Corp folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $90K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K annually) can be spotted in Port Arthur, Texas; New Orleans, La. (about $120K), Houston, Texas (around $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. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Louisiana pays Valero Energy Corp the most — around $105K per year on average.
Mechanical Engineers earn the highest median pay at approximately $109K annually, followed by Process Engineers ($90K), Control Systems Engineers (about $90K), and Accountants (around $53K). With salaries averaging $46K, Convenience Store Managers are among the lowest paid at Valero Energy Corp.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $122K per year for Professional Engineer License Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to OSHA 10 Hour Specialists with credentials; these people earn $105K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, Valero Energy Corp pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) the most — about $122K.
In this position, it pays to have Regulatory Compliance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $133K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; close to one-fourth consider it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Project Management were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Valero Energy Corp can sometimes lack paid time off; 28 percent get paid vacation days, and one in five survey participants receive paid sick leave. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents get dental coverage. Perks also include gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.