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Average Salary for Fermilab Employees

Fermilab workers are not strangers to large paychecks, where average earnings swell to $94K per year. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Fermilab typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Fermilab
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[-]Mechanical Engineer (2)
$58,977 - $118,473  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (2)
Salary$60,848 - $115,953  
Total Pay$58,977 - $118,473  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Fermilab Details

Batavia, Illinois

Research & Development, Biotechnology

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically around $84K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (55 percent) have worked in their field for 20 years or more and now make about $100K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Fermilab awards $103K to these degree-holders.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Microsoft Excel; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $106K. Project Management is a popular skill in the Fermilab workforce; more than two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs.

Benefits and Perks

Paid sick days are a given for more than half of workers, but Fermilab rewards only about 44 percent with paid vacation. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for almost all workers, dental coverage is too. Fermilab employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, and 401(a).

Key Stats

20 %
80 %
$93,000 - $106,529
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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