Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $129K per year; Postdoctoral Research Associates come in second with median earnings amounting to $64K, and Administrative Assistants rank near the top as well ($50K).
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $72K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $54K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of around $116K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD); Argonne National Laboratory awards approximately $99K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $111K per year. A common skill in Argonne National Laboratory's work force is Microsoft Excel; about a tenth of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Budget Management, and Material Science.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one-half of respondents receiving paid vacation and 38 percent receiving paid sick days. Almost all employees report having health insurance, and almost all survey participants report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Argonne National Laboratory are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and 401(a).