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Refining & Chemical Industry Salary Survey: Highlights

As an ongoing part of our value-added services, we conducted a comprehensive salary benchmarking survey on the key positions within the refining, chemicals, manufacturing, and related industries. We appreciate the participation received from our database and network of engineering and technical professionals across the United States providing their current compensation data.

Findings from our survey of engineering and technical professionals – who completed the survey anonymously – include:

  • =Geographic location
  • =Industry
  • =Highest level of education
  • =Years of experience
  • =Current job title
    • =Base salary
    • =Target bonus
    • =Financial incentives
    • =Non-financial incentives

    The infographic below provides a visual summary of our findings.

    2020.Whitaker Technical Compensation Benchmark

    2020 Benchmark

    2020.Whitaker Technical Compensation Benchmark

    2019 Benchmark

    2019.Whitaker Techncial Salary Benchmark

    2018 Benchmark

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    2017 Benchmark

    Whitakertechnical Salarysurvey Summary 2017

    2016 Benchmark

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    I have known Linda for several years and have consistently been impressed with her recruitment and communication skills. It’s a rare thing to be able to discuss the nuances, trends and directions of your industry with a recruiter. It’s even more rare for a recruiter to understand and empathize with very technical people. Rarer still for a recruiter to follow up, keep in touch and offer useful and actionable advice. Linda embodies all these traits and is very personable with it.

    – Database Infrastructure Administrator, Houston

    I have known Linda for several years and have consistently been impressed with her recruitment and communication skills. It’s a rare thing to be able to discuss the nuances, trends and directions of your industry with a recruiter. It’s even more rare for a recruiter to understand and empathize with very technical people. Rarer still for a recruiter to follow up, keep in touch and offer useful and actionable advice. Linda embodies all these traits and is very personable with it.

    – Database Infrastructure Administrator, Houston

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    Very supportive, friendly and professional people to work with. Paul has been very supportive and on multiple occasions went out of the way to help whenever needed.
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    19:18 29 Sep 23
    My recruitment experience oand ongoing relationship with the folks at Whitaker has always been businesslike, friendly, helpful and prompt. It has been a pleasure.
    Warren Bell
    Warren Bell
    12:57 27 Sep 23
    I have been working with Whitaker since 2018 and these guys are the best. They got the best companies for placements.
    Kranthi kumar
    Kranthi kumar
    21:03 26 Sep 23
    Very helpful and knowledgeable recruiting/staffing firm. Anytime I have questions or need help they are quick to respond! Paul along with Stephanie and Alex have been a pleasure to work with.
    Aziz Said
    Aziz Said
    19:20 26 Sep 23
    Whitaker IT is excellent staffing agency. Paul Choudhuri whom I worked with personally is fantastic, he really helped in every step of the way. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a new opportunity.
    Kumar Karanam
    Kumar Karanam
    18:49 26 Sep 23
    Within a mere three weeks of partnering with Whitaker IT, I successfully obtained not one, but two positions.Their robust and esteemed network of top-tier clients enables them to thoroughly prepare candidates and maintain rapid communication throughout the entire process.The team is comprised of exceedingly skilled and dedicated professionals.My heartfelt appreciation goes to Bianca, Linda, and Patricia of Whitaker IT for their instrumental role in efficiently securing not just one but 2 offers offers for me in just a week.I highly recommend.
    Fola Raheem
    Fola Raheem
    16:11 09 Aug 23
    I have had a great experience with Whitaker Technical and Mi M. She negotiated an offer with a great company and a substantial raise. She was professional and did an amazing job as my recruiter. I would definitely recommend working with her, and with Whitaker, to anyone looking to advance their career.
    Chris Adams
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    23:20 22 Jul 23
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    Pete Curran
    Pete Curran
    18:02 22 Jun 23
    Paul and all the folks at Whitaker Companies demonstrated great expertise and professionalism during the entire recruiting process. Paul was personally involved and kept me updated every step of the way. If you are an IT professional you can rest assure Whitaker would help you land the right position within their network of companies. They handle all the admin stuff and are always available to answer any questions you may have. I highly recommend.
    Antonio NISSI
    Antonio NISSI
    16:58 14 Mar 23
    This team is committed to both the clients and the consultant. Very personable and they keep me posted on progress
    Paula Schwartz
    Paula Schwartz
    13:59 01 Mar 23
    Michael Thunderclap
    Michael Thunderclap
    19:33 08 Jun 22
    I was very impressed with Whitaker, specifically Paul and Patricia. Both of them were very responsive and helped me a lot through the process. Thanks to both of them, I am now employed at a great company!
    Tod Bailey
    Tod Bailey
    16:37 09 Oct 21
    Great experience with Whitaker! Always available to answer questions and follow up.
    Mike Kim
    Mike Kim
    15:56 05 May 21
    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Paul Choudari and Patricia. They were very responsive to my questions. Very personable people and got me in contact with the hiring manager. I look forward to working with them.
    Mark Steven Emfinger
    Mark Steven Emfinger
    15:08 03 Mar 21
    Whitaker Companies , are really good at what they do . Especially , Paul and Alexandria are prompt, personable and a great help through out the process of recruitment.
    rohit maila
    rohit maila
    17:56 22 Feb 21
    Working with Whitaker is a great experience. And still continuing the journey with enormous satisfaction. Especially with Paul. the more we praise the less words about him. He is a genuine professional and a man of word. Prompt response and understanding nature at every scenario. I personally thankful to Paul from all the deeps of my hear for helping me through the process as well as supporting me thereafter and also go out their ways to help the consultants in achieving their demands.
    Mahesh Pothanapalli
    Mahesh Pothanapalli
    17:32 11 Feb 21
    I've worked off and on with Whitaker Companies for a few years, and they have always been super helpful and attentive. I've been trying to confirm my employment, and the professional I was working with went above and beyond. She responded to my emails late into the evenings, expedited my request, and really made the process easier. I would absolutely recommend Whitaker Companies.
    Cmorrissey87
    Cmorrissey87
    04:40 27 Feb 19
    It is great working with Whitaker IT, they are very professional with consultants and good at understanding the requirement and providing right opportunities!!
    Sudhamsh Maroju
    Sudhamsh Maroju
    11:08 25 Feb 19
    Whitaker Companies are very professional and personable all at the same time! Paul Choudhuri and Patricia Simpson go above and beyond to meet not only the client's needs but also to place consultants in exactly the right place. Both communicated and followed through on my every need. They have been supportive and warm and anticipated my questions even before I knew what to ask. If you are a client with a need ... CALL Them! If you a consultant looking for a job ... CALL Them! Well done ... Whitaker Companies!
    Deborah Tollett
    Deborah Tollett
    17:15 21 Feb 19
    I'm currently working as contract consultant for Whitaker at a client facility. The hiring process was smooth and easy. The Whitaker rep has been friendly and stayed in contact throughout the contract, providing client feedback. If an issue arises, he acts as liaison with the client. It's been the best, most personal experience I've had as a contractor. At Whitaker you're not just a cog in the machine.
    Charles Brown
    Charles Brown
    21:05 18 Feb 19
    I love working with the team at Whitaker IT! Leadership's focus on professionalism, integrity, performance, teamwork, respect and balance make this not only a great place to work but a great place to learn and share ideas with a supportive and collaborative group of individuals that understand it is just as important to support the team in achieving their goals as it is to achieve their own individual goals.
    Patricia Simpson
    Patricia Simpson
    20:43 18 Feb 19
    Whitaker Companies, are really good at what they do! They provide swift response, and also go out their ways to help the consultants in achieving their demands. I personally am thankful for Paul and Alexandria for helping me through the process as well as supporting me thereafter.
    siddarth servicenow
    siddarth servicenow
    15:38 18 Feb 19
    Whitaker is a great partner of ours at IDI Consulting. I work directly with Paul and have a great two way relationship with him where we both provide each help when needed. They communicate clearly and are very knowledgeable. I highly recommend working with Whitaker in any way possible whether it is as a vendor, customer, or partner.
    Dan O'Brien
    Dan O'Brien
    15:26 18 Feb 19
    We employed this group a few years ago and had a great experience. All of the members are wonderful and they were able to fill my jobs quickly. What was most impressive was the responsiveness and the dedication to find best talent to fill our job openings.The admin and ownership play a key role to the success of any organizations business and they support the recruiters well to avoid any last minute issues here at Whitaker. You will not be disappointed.
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    Jhilmil Goel
    16:02 01 Oct 18
    I love my co workers! The president is a really nice and really cares about his employees. Whitaker has a really supportive Admin team. I would definitely recommend this company.
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    Alexa Alvarez
    14:02 26 Jun 18
    GREAT place to work... nice people
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