Average Salary for Fermilab Employees

People who work for Fermilab earn excellent salaries of around $91K annually 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

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $73K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Fermilab employees (45 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $98K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Fermilab — these employees make the most at about $92K per year.


When it comes to skills, Engineering Design seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $100K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Fermilab workers, with over a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of survey participants do get paid time off for illness, but only one in three respondents get paid vacation time. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for nearly all employees also include dental insurance. Perks also include a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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