Nearing the top of the pay scale are Engineering Group Managers, Senior Systems Engineers, Computer and Information Research Scientists, and System Integration Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $159K annually, the other salaries come in at $149K, about $111K, and around $106K, respectively. Electronics Engineers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($81K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $79K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $90K annually. Overall, the greater share of Jet Propulsion Laboratory folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $132K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $148K annually for Engineer in Trainings; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Cisco Certified Network Associate can certainly pay off here; those folks make $83K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD), Physics; Jet Propulsion Laboratory awards approximately $155K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Image Processing; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $159K per year. A common skill in Jet Propulsion Laboratory's work force is Systems Engineering; one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Engineering Design, Project Management, and C++.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 38 percent. Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all employees, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Jet Propulsion Laboratory also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.