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.