Average Salary for Argonne National Laboratory Employees

The median income for Argonne National Laboratory employees is $84K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Argonne National Laboratory workers, followed by geography. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Chicago, Illinois 

Research & Development, Biotechnology

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $68K annually. Average pay is about $65K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Argonne National Laboratory employees (41 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn around $125K annually on average.


Typically, Principal Mechanical Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at $124K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $143K annually for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt is rewarded with median pay of approximately $96K per year. The best paid folks at Argonne National Laboratory have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), earning about $126K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Technical Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $125K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, just under a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employee Relations, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Word round out the set of key employee skills.


With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Argonne National Laboratory's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

Argonne National Laboratory lets only 31 percent take paid vacation and only 38 percent take sick leave. Perks cover health insurance for almost all survey participants and dental coverage for nearly all employees. Some other perks are 401(a), a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Argonne National Laboratory


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78 %
$63,738 - $125,104

Job Satisfaction

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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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