Average Salary for Fermilab Employees

Fermilab employees enjoy considerable salaries — pay is approximately $91K per year on average. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Batavia, Illinois 

Research & Development, Biotechnology

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $79K annually. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $98K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

At Fermilab, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) receive the highest salaries at $92K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $100K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Fermilab is Project Management; more than a third of employees use it for work.

Benefits and Perks

Although the firm compensates the larger part of respondents for sick days, it only pays a third of employees for vacation time. With an eye toward the future, Fermilab offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of survey participants, and for nearly all respondents, dental coverage is too. Fermilab folks also make good use of a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Fermilab


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$91,385 - $105,592

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Rated 5 out of 5
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