The highest paychecks go to SAP Project Managers, who earn an average $154K annually, closely trailed by Environmental Managers (approximately $122K), Chemical Process Engineers (about $111K), and Process Engineers ($86K). On the lower end are Convenience Store Managers at $45K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $118K per year) can be spotted in New Orleans, La.; Houston, Texas (approximately $102K), Benicia, Calif. (around $88K), and Corpus Christi, Texas ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is San Antonio, Texas at $61K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $118K annually) in Louisiana.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Valero Energy Corp for between five and 10 years earn $85K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $65K annually on average. The largest slice of the Valero Energy Corp workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $80K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Public Accountants, who make around $56K annually. Those with a Master of Science (MS), Chemical Engineering at Valero Energy Corp come out on top, and their salaries approach about $128K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be SAP Enterprise Resource Planning; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $149K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Valero Energy Corp is Project Management, with a little less than one-fifth considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, and Chemical Process Engineering.
Benefits and Perks
One in five survey participants — the minority — enjoy both 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 respondents, and most survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Valero Energy Corp folks also make good use of gym membership, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.