Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $82K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $72K annually. Overall, the greater share of Orbital Sciences Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $102K per year.
The highest paychecks go to Principal Mechanical Engineers, who earn an average $106K annually, closely trailed by Senior Systems Engineers (around $94K), Senior Mechanical Engineers (approximately $90K), and Aerospace Engineers (about $80K). Financial compensation for Senior Financial Analysts is rather low — on average only $64K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($97K per year) can be spotted in Salt Lake City, Utah; Chandler, Ariz. (around $93K), Sterling, Va. (approximately $91K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $76K) is Washington, DC. By state, Orbital Sciences Corporation pays its Maryland employees the most; the pay rate there is $96K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $108K per year for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to ASME Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Certifications with credentials; these people earn $92K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS); Orbital Sciences Corporation awards around $93K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $97K per year. Engineering Design also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; over a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Matlab.
Benefits and Perks
Orbital Sciences Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and the vast majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Orbital Sciences Corporation provides health insurance to most workers, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and flexible hours.