Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $112K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $116K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees (39 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn about $137K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Optical Engineers — their earnings average $139K annually. Mechanical Engineers are a close second at $119K along with Software Engineers ($119K) and Program Project Managers (around $93K). Postdoctoral Research Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $86K.
Certifications and Degrees
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory compensates Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE)-holders the most at approximately $107K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Technical Analysis; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $151K annually. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; just under a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Java, and Oracle.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one in three employees — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all survey participants, and nearly all workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other advantages of working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.