When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($87K per year) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; Melbourne, Fla. ($65K), Orlando, Fla. (around $57K), and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ($52K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Embraer pays its Texas employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $89K annually.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $56K per year. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $65K annually.
Aerospace Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $71K per year; Product Development Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $56K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified SolidWorks Associates earn around $56K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Embraer, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management receive the highest salaries at $146K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $141K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Embraer is Microsoft Excel, with close to a fourth considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Project Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Though slightly more than half of workers get paid time off for vacation, only about 30 percent receive paid sick leave. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of employees, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, gym membership, life insurance, and free drinks.