Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $69K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (64 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $59K annually on average.
The highest paychecks go to Project Managers, who earn an average $69K per year, closely trailed by Structural Design Engineers ($60K), Structural Engineers (approximately $60K), and Civil Engineers ($60K). Project Engineers make an average $59K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($66K annually) can be spotted in Portland, Ore.; San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $65K), Spokane, Wash. ($59K), and Seattle, Wash. (around $58K) are the next top-paying cities. San Diego, Calif. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $57K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, DCI Engineers pays its Oregon employees the most; the pay rate there is around $66K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $64K annually. On average, salaries rise to approximately $63K per year for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. At DCI Engineers, employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) receive the highest salaries at $65K.
When it comes to skills, Finite Element Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $66K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; a solid majority consider it a key competency. Other top skills include Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, DCI Engineers has room for improvement — only a quarter of workers are paid for vacation and sick time. A large number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for nearly all respondents and dental coverage for most workers. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, a company cell phone, and free drinks.