Average Salary for Argonne National Laboratory Employees

The median salary at Argonne National Laboratory is $84K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Argonne National Laboratory workers, followed by where you live. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Chicago, Illinois 

Research & Development, Biotechnology

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $68K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $65K per year. The largest fraction of Argonne National Laboratory people (41 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $125K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Principal Mechanical Engineers — their earnings average approximately $124K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $143K annually. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $96K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME); Argonne National Laboratory awards $126K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Technical Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $125K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Argonne National Laboratory is Project Management, with slightly less than a third considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Employee Relations, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Word.


The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about 31 percent receiving paid vacation and more than a third of workers receiving sick leave. Nearly all survey participants report having health insurance, and nearly all workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Argonne National Laboratory are 401(a), a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Argonne National Laboratory


22 %
78 %
$63,738 - $125,104

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$67,407 - $131,524
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
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