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Average Salary for Fermilab Employees

Pay is high at Fermilab where employees can expect to earn an average of $92K annually. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Fermilab typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Fermilab
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About This Company

Batavia, 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 about $79K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Fermilab employees (50 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $100K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Fermilab provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $103K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Engineering Design among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $100K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Fermilab is Project Management; just over two-fifths of employees use it for work.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of respondents report receiving paid sick leave, but only two in five respondents are paid for vacation days. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for almost all employees also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, and 401(a).

Key Stats for Fermilab


27 %
73 %
$93,000 - $106,529
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
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