Average Salary for Valero Energy Corp Employees

San Antonio, Texas-based Valero Energy Corp hires for positions ranging from Process Engineer to Accountant in the petroleum. A salary of $65K annually is the median rate at Valero Energy Corp. Though your city and your role at the company do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at Valero Energy Corp. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Valero Energy Corp Median Salary by Job


Process Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
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Operations Manager
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Instrumentation Engineer
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Convenience Store Manager
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Senior Environmental Engineer
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74
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About This Company

One Valero Way
San Antonio, Texas 78249


Petroleum, Petroleum Refineries, Petroleum industry



Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $55K per year. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $80K annually. The greater proportion of employees (27 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $90K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $135K annually) can be spotted in Port Arthur, Texas; New Orleans, La. ($120K), Houston, Texas (approximately $108K), and Benicia, Calif. ($106K) are the next top-paying cities. San Antonio, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $68K. By state, Valero Energy Corp pays its Louisiana employees the most; the pay rate there is about $105K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers, Control Systems Engineers, and Accountants; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $109K annually, the other salaries come in at $90K, approximately $90K, and around $54K, respectively. Near the bottom at Valero Energy Corp are Convenience Store Managers, pulling in an average of just $46K.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $122K per year for Professional Engineer License Holders, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to $105K annually for accredited OSHA 10 Hour Specialists. Valero Energy Corp provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) — these employees rake in about $122K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Regulatory Compliance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $133K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; around one in four consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Project Management as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Valero Energy Corp; the company rewards only one in three employees with paid vacation time and only a fifth of survey participants with sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of employees receive health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Valero Energy Corp


33 %
67 %
$44,385 - $113,003
$44,385 - $120,420

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for Valero Energy Corp

  1. Memphis, Tennessee
  2. San Antonio, Texas
  3. Houston, Texas
  4. Benicia, California
  5. New Orleans, Louisiana
  6. Ardmore, Oklahoma
  7. Port Arthur, Texas

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