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Refining & Chemical Industry Salary Survey 2020: Highlights

As an ongoing part of our value-added services, we conducted a comprehensive salary benchmarking survey in Q3 2020 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

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