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Average Salary for Valero Energy Corp Employees

Valero Energy Corp is a petroleum firm headquartered in San Antonio, Texas that hires for Accountant positions, Accounting Specialist roles, and more. Valero Energy Corp employees typically bring home $79K annually. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Valero Energy Corp, but your city and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Valero Energy Corp typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Valero Energy Corp
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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)
$13,351 - $28,845  
[-]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (6)
Bonus$78.35 - $2,848  
Total Pay$13,351 - $28,845  
[+]Refinery Operator (5)
$38,914 - $98,324  
[+]Refinery Operator (5)
Bonus$595 - $14,352  
Total Pay$38,914 - $98,324  
[+]Chemical Process Operator (3)
$49,879 - $127,972  
[+]Chemical Process Operator (3)
Bonus$1,041 - $10,744  
Total Pay$49,879 - $127,972  
[+]Accounting Specialist (3)
$49,396 - $92,988  
[+]Accounting Specialist (3)
Salary$46,727 - $79,733  
Bonus$1,992 - $26,540  
Total Pay$49,396 - $92,988  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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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: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Valero Energy Corp Details

One Valero Way
San Antonio, Texas 78249


Petroleum, Petroleum Refineries, Petroleum industry



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Bringing in the most money are Environmental Managers — their earnings average $122K. Chemical Process Engineers are a close second at about $111K along with Control Systems Engineers (approximately $87K) and Process Engineers ($86K). At $50K, Accountants are among the lowest paid at Valero Energy Corp.


Median pay is highest in Port Arthur (around $125K per year), followed by Houston ($103K), Ardmore ($93K), and Benicia (approximately $88K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $71K) is San Antonio. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Oklahoma, where the average Valero Energy Corp employee makes $93K annually.

Years of Experience

Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach around $79K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $78K. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (34 percent) have a tenure of 10-19 years and bring home approximately $81K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders earn about $100K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people typically earn around $92K annually. Valero Energy Corp workers who hold a Master of Science (MS), Chemical Engineering are also well compensated, earning $128K on average.


Skill-wise, employees who report Regulatory Compliance as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $120K on average. Project Management is regularly seen around here; one-fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Excel, Chemical Process Engineering, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Valero Energy Corp gives paid vacation days to 36 percent and sick leave to 30 percent. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The greater part of workers can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include life insurance, gym membership, and relocation expenses.

Key Stats

33 %
67 %
$44,467 - $86,476
$50,111 - $129,412
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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