Bringing in the most money are Staff Engineers — their earnings average about $119K. Senior Mechanical Engineers are a close second at around $86K along with Aerospace Engineers ($80K) and Project Engineers (approximately $78K). Design Engineers make $70K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of $83K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $71K. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home about $96K per year.
Median pay is highest in San Diego (around $90K annually), followed by Hartford ($87K), South Windsor ($81K), and the company's headquarter city of East Hartford (approximately $78K). High paychecks are not found in North Berwick; in fact, at about $67K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Pennsylvania, where they average to $100K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $100K for ISO9001:2000 Certified Lead Auditors; non-accredited workers make much less. Salaries typically rise to around $93K annually for accredited OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders. Pratt and Whitney compensates Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering-holders the most at $125K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $90K. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Just one-half of workers receive paid time off. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.