Robotics Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $175K annually on average; Aerospace Systems Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $99K, followed by Electrical Engineers earning $95K and Aerospace Engineers making about $90K. Software Engineers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $81K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $76K per year on average. The largest slice of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory workforce (27 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, approximately $99K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $103K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $74K annually for accredited Engineer in Trainings. Regarding salaries and education, Jet Propulsion Laboratory pays those with a Master of Computer Science (MCS) the most — $155K.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $110K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Jet Propulsion Laboratory is Matlab, with close to a fifth considering it a key competency. Engineering Design, Systems Engineering, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two in five respondents receiving paid vacation and 30 percent receiving paid sick days. For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.