Average Salary for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Employees

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a research & development firm headquartered in Livermore, Calif. that hires for Mechanical Engineer positions, Electrical Engineer roles, and more. With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $108K), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though your experience level and where you live are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Livermore, California 

Research & Development, Biotechnology

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

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Physicists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $148K per year on average; Software Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $146K, followed by Electrical Engineers earning $120K and Program Project Managers making approximately $119K. Near the bottom at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are Mechanical Engineers, pulling in an average of just $105K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $95K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $113K per year. Overall, the greater share of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $118K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make $123K per year. Earning a Project Management Certificate Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of $103K annually on average. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) — these employees rake in $150K per year.


Employees who count Linux among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $150K annually. A common skill in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's work force is Engineering Design; just over one in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Matlab, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-half of survey participants receive paid time off. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Most survey participants report having health insurance, and almost all employees report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


24 %
76 %
$62,400 - $115,000
$65,889 - $132,258

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$88,600 - $112,240
$86,476 - $112,759
$110,331 - $169,000
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
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