Robotics Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $175K per year on average; Electrical Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $108K, followed by Electronics Engineers earning $107K and Aerospace Systems Engineers making $89K. Jet Propulsion Laboratory hands out some of the smallest paychecks to System Integration Engineers ($78K on average).
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $78K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $100K per year. Overall, the greater share of Jet Propulsion Laboratory folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $123K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach $74K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to around $61K annually for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. Those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Jet Propulsion Laboratory come out on top, and their salaries approach about $177K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Algorithm Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $169K annually. A common skill in Jet Propulsion Laboratory's work force is Engineering Design; nearly one in four of survey participants report using it on the job. Matlab, Systems Engineering, and Project Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Jet Propulsion Laboratory gives paid vacation days to 45 percent and sick leave to a third of survey participants. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of respondents and dental coverage for nearly all employees. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.