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.