Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $87K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of about $135K per year.
Senior Systems Engineers earn the highest median pay at $104K annually, followed by Research Scientists ($88K) per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make around $98K annually. Idaho National Laboratory compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at $79K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Research Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $80K annually. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; slightly more than a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all employees participate in a 401(k) program. At Idaho National Laboratory, most employees have health insurance, and a large number of survey participants have dental coverage. Idaho National Laboratory employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.