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Average Salary for Jet Propulsion Laboratory Employees

Pay is high at Jet Propulsion Laboratory where employees can expect to earn an average of $97K annually. What you do at the company influences pay for Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and your city. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory typically pays:
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Employer: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Earning about $159K per year on average, Engineering Group Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Systems Engineers ($149K), Computer and Information Research Scientists (approximately $111K), and System Integration Engineers ($106K). On the lower end are Software Engineers at around $68K on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $80K annually on average. Average pay is around $90K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $133K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $148K per year. Earning a Cisco Certified Network Associate certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $83K annually on average. Those with a Doctorate (PhD), Physics at Jet Propulsion Laboratory come out on top, and their salaries approach $155K per year.


When it comes to skills, Research Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $148K annually. A garden variety skill at Jet Propulsion Laboratory is Systems Engineering; about a fifth of Jet Propulsion Laboratory's people use it regularly. Engineering Design, Project Management, and C++ round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only 38 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all survey participants and dental coverage for most survey participants. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Jet Propulsion Laboratory


23 %
77 %
$56,766 - $120,552
$70,957 - $153,139
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 16 votes.
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