SAP Project Managers earn the highest median pay at around $154K annually, followed by Environmental Managers (approximately $122K), Chemical Process Engineers ($111K), and Process Engineers ($86K). Near the bottom at Valero Energy Corp are Convenience Store Managers, pulling in an average of just $45K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $118K per year) can be spotted in New Orleans, La.; Houston, Texas (around $102K), Benicia, Calif. (about $88K), and Corpus Christi, Texas ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of San Antonio, Texas — at $61K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Valero Energy Corp pays its Louisiana employees the most; the pay rate there is $118K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $85K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $65K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Valero Energy Corp folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $80K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $56K annually. At Valero Energy Corp, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Chemical Engineering receive the highest salaries at around $128K.
In this position, it pays to have SAP Enterprise Resource Planning in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $149K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under a fifth of Valero Energy Corp's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, and Chemical Process Engineering.
Benefits and Perks
Merely a fifth of employees at Valero Energy Corp earn paid vacation and paid sick time. With an eye toward the future, Valero Energy Corp offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most survey participants, and a large number of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Valero Energy Corp also dishes out privileges such as gym membership, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.