Years of Experience
Average pay is $81K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $73K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $103K per year.
Senior Principal Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $121K annually; Principal Mechanical Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $106K, while Senior Systems Engineers and Senior Mechanical Engineers rank near the top as well (about $94K and $91K, respectively). Electrical Engineers at Orbital Sciences Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $73K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K per year) can be spotted in Brigham City, Utah; Chandler, Ariz. ($93K), Sterling, Va. (around $91K), and Phoenix, Ariz. (about $80K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $70K, Greenbelt, Md. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Maryland, where the average Orbital Sciences Corporation employee makes $96K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Certificate Holders receive bigger paychecks ($148K per year) than those without credentials. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $101K annually. At Orbital Sciences Corporation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) receive the highest salaries at around $111K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Technical Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $101K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; over a third consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of employees report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and flexible hours.