Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $81K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $73K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Orbital Sciences Corporation employees (37 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $101K annually on average.
The highest average salaries go to Senior Principal Engineers, who bring in close to about $123K per year, though Principal Mechanical Engineers are not far behind at $106K along with Senior Systems Engineers (around $95K) and Senior Mechanical Engineers ($90K). Electrical Engineers make an average $73K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($97K annually) can be spotted in Salt Lake City, Utah; Chandler, Ariz. (about $93K), Sterling, Va. (approximately $82K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (around $82K) are the next top-paying cities. Washington, DC ranks low on the pay scale — at about $76K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Maryland take home the most — $96K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $101K annually for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. ASME Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $92K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Orbital Sciences Corporation pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) the most — $111K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Technical Analysis; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $100K annually. Engineering Design is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; more than a third of Orbital Sciences Corporation's people use it regularly. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all respondents save for retirement through Orbital Sciences Corporation's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for most respondents, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and flexible hours.