Average Salary for Fermilab Employees

Fermilab workers are not strangers to large paychecks, where average earnings swell to $92K per year. 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 $79K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Fermilab employees (42 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn around $98K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) make the most here, hauling in $92K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Engineering Design in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $100K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; around one in three consider it a key competency.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is more common here than paid vacation time; a majority of workers report receiving the former, whereas only about 30 percent report receiving the latter. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. At Fermilab, the vast majority of survey participants have health insurance, and the vast majority of workers have dental coverage. Fermilab employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Fermilab


27 %
73 %
$93,000 - $110,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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