Average Salary for Valero Energy Corp Employees

Based in San Antonio, Texas,petroleum player Valero Energy Corp offers many employment opportunities, including Accountant and Process Engineer positions. A salary of $78K per year is the median rate at Valero Energy Corp. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for Valero Energy Corp workers, followed by your city and your experience level. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

One Valero Way
San Antonio, Texas 78249


Petroleum, Petroleum Refineries, Petroleum industry



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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Chemical Process Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Process Engineers, and Accounting Specialists; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $111K annually, the other salaries come in at $98K, about $86K, and $75K, respectively. Associate Accountants make an average $44K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $118K per year) can be spotted in New Orleans, La.; Houston, Texas (around $102K), Benicia, Calif. ($95K), and Corpus Christi, Texas ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of San Antonio, Texas — at about $61K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across Valero Energy Corp's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Louisiana earn the most, taking home $118K annually.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $63K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at Valero Energy Corp for between five and 10 years earn about $87K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Valero Energy Corp folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $87K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $56K annually for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. Regarding salaries and education, Valero Energy Corp pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering the most — approximately $142K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Regulatory Compliance among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $118K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; a little less than one-fifth consider it a key competency. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Chemical Process Engineering were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about a sixth of survey respondents — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Valero Energy Corp folks also make good use of gym membership, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Valero Energy Corp


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68 %
$37,956 - $79,336
$47,500 - $112,482
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 17 votes.

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