Senior Mechanical Engineers earn the highest median pay at $200K annually, followed by Physicists ($148K), Application Developers ($127K), and Electrical Engineers (about $119K). Financial compensation for Research Scientists is rather low — on average only around $80K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $94K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $111K annually. The largest slice of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory workforce (28 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $113K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks ($130K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $120K per year for accredited Engineer in Trainings. At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, employees who hold a Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) receive the highest salaries at $124K.
When it comes to skills, C++ Programming Language seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $132K annually. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; approximately one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Matlab, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, half of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas slightly more than half of workers report receiving the latter. A large number of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of survey participants can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.