Average Salary for Valero Energy Corp Employees

San Antonio, Texas-based Valero Energy Corp hires for positions ranging from Accountant to Convenience Store Manager in the petroleum. Compensation for Valero Energy Corp employees is around $75K per year on average. At Valero Energy Corp, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on 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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Control Systems Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $105K annually; Maintenance Planners come in second with average earnings amounting to $98K, while Chemical Process Engineers and Process Engineers rank near the top as well (around $86K and approximately $86K, respectively). Convenience Store Managers make an average about $43K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($117K per year) can be spotted in New Orleans, La.; Benicia, Calif. (about $95K), Houston, Texas ($87K), and Beaumont, Texas (approximately $82K) are the next top-paying cities. San Antonio, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at $64K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Louisiana pays Valero Energy Corp the most — $117K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $80K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $57K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Valero Energy Corp employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $93K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $58K annually for Certified Public Accountants, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) make the most here, hauling in around $160K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Regulatory Compliance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $116K annually. A garden variety skill at Valero Energy Corp is Microsoft Excel; slightly more than a fifth of Valero Energy Corp's people use it regularly. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 18 percent. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage, too. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and relocation expenses.

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Key Stats for Valero Energy Corp


32 %
68 %
$38,457 - $79,327
$49,493 - $113,576
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 18 votes.

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