Average Salary for Jet Propulsion Laboratory Employees

Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees take home generous earnings of approximately $94K annually on average. Jet Propulsion Laboratory paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and where you live are also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Robotics Engineers earn the highest median pay at around $175K per year, followed by Electrical Engineers ($102K), Aerospace Systems Engineers ($99K), and Electronics Engineers ($96K). Mechanical Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $78K.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $101K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $79K per year on average. The largest slice of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $119K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, who make approximately $103K per year. Engineer in Trainings with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $74K annually. Employees who have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) make the most here, hauling in $177K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Java among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $126K annually. Engineering Design is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about one in four of Jet Propulsion Laboratory's people use it regularly. Matlab, Systems Engineering, and Project Management are also desirable skills.


At Jet Propulsion Laboratory, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Jet Propulsion Laboratory; the company rewards only two-fifths of employees with paid vacation time and only 29 percent with sick leave. Perks cover health insurance for almost all employees and dental coverage for nearly all workers. Privileges also include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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