Average Salary for Jet Propulsion Laboratory Employees

Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees can expect to earn a comfortable salary, with average pay hovering around $96K annually. Jet Propulsion Laboratory paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and geography are also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

Read More
Employer: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Average Salary Range by Job

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »


Bringing in the most money are Robotics Engineers — their earnings average $175K per year. Optical Engineers are a close second at around $121K along with Electronics Engineers ($107K) and Aerospace Systems Engineers ($96K). System Integration Engineers make an average approximately $78K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $100K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $79K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $122K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $74K per year for Engineer in Trainings, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. It pays to have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Jet Propulsion Laboratory — these employees make the most at $176K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Algorithm Development; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $164K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; approximately one-fourth consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Matlab, Systems Engineering, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

42 percent have paid vacation, and only about 30 percent can take paid time off for illness. At Jet Propulsion Laboratory, nearly all workers have health insurance, and nearly all survey participants have dental coverage. Jet Propulsion Laboratory also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Employer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for Jet Propulsion Laboratory


23 %
77 %
$63,023 - $113,003
$77,963 - $149,564

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$75,216 - $140,722
$73,640 - $121,623
$95,000 - $178,686
$110,472 - $184,068
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.