Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $106K. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $108K. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home $122K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Optical Engineers, who bring in close to about $139K, though Software Engineers are not far behind at around $116K along with Mechanical Engineers ($115K) and Software Developers (about $95K). Postdoctoral Research Associates make $84K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks ($150K) than those without credentials. Earning a Professional Engineer License Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of around $146K per year. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in approximately $142K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft Excel; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $131K. A garden variety skill at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is Engineering Design; close to a fourth of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Java, and Python.
Men are more likely to work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory than women, given the more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just one-half of workers. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory sponsors a 401(k) program, and a solid majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and almost all employees get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.