Bringing in the most money are Operations Managers — their earnings average about $168K annually. Senior Environmental Engineers are a close second at $140K along with Maintenance Planners (approximately $98K) and Process Engineers ($89K). Among the lower-paid positions at Valero Energy Corp are Convenience Store Managers — the median salary for this role approaches around $43K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $58K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at Valero Energy Corp for between five and 10 years earn approximately $88K annually on average. The largest fraction of Valero Energy Corp people (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $93K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $120K annually) can be spotted in New Orleans, La.; Houston, Texas (about $113K), Benicia, Calif. ($100K), and Corpus Christi, Texas ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. San Antonio, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at around $65K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Louisiana pays Valero Energy Corp the most — $116K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $135K annually. Earning a Professional Engineer License Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of about $122K per year on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) make the most here, hauling in $149K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Regulatory Compliance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $121K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; between a fifth and a fourth deem it necessary for work. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in four workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Privileges also include gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.