When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $110K annually) can be spotted in Troy, Mich.; Portage, Ind. (about $100K), Lorain, Ohio (approximately $81K), and Gary, Ind. ($68K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $51K) is Ecorse, Mich. By state, United States Steel Corporation employees make the most in Texas, earning $91K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Materials Senior Research Engineers — their earnings average about $111K annually. Industrial Hygienists are a close second at approximately $100K along with Maintenance Supervisors ($80K) and Process Engineers (around $79K). Among the lower-paid positions at United States Steel Corporation are Maintenance Managers — the median salary for this role approaches $64K.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $63K per year. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of around $71K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $92K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to about $59K annually for accredited Certified Management Accountants. United States Steel Corporation compensates Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET)-holders the most at $113K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Plant Maintenance; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $89K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; just under one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
35 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in six survey participants can take paid time off for illness. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. United States Steel Corporation folks also make good use of a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.