Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $74K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make about $83K annually on average.
The highest average salaries go to Information Technology Project Managers, who bring in close to approximately $122K per year, though Research Scientists are not far behind at $111K along with Nuclear Engineers earning $74K.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, who make $122K annually. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory come out on top, and their salaries approach about $130K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $150K annually. A garden variety skill at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is Project Management; about a fifth of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Object Oriented Programming, Visualization, and Microsoft Word.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.