Earning about $140K annually on average, Senior Finance Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Principal Engineers ($109K), Principal Mechanical Engineers (around $104K), and Senior Mechanical Engineers (approximately $91K). Near the bottom at Orbital Sciences Corporation are Mechanical Engineers, pulling in an average of just $76K.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $81K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $74K annually on average. The largest fraction of Orbital Sciences Corporation people (28 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $108K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($128K annually) can be spotted in Fairfax, Va.; Washington, DC (about $99K), Sterling, Va. (approximately $93K), and Chandler, Ariz. (around $93K) are the next top-paying cities. Dulles, Va. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $76K. By state, Orbital Sciences Corporation pays its District of Columbia employees the most; the pay rate there is $99K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $90K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding salaries and education, Orbital Sciences Corporation pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) the most — $143K.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $104K per year. Engineering Design is a popular skill among Orbital Sciences Corporation workers, with just under a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Matlab, and Systems Engineering.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for most respondents, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Orbital Sciences Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and life insurance.