Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of approximately $98K. Overall, the greater share of RAND Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn $54K per year.
Senior Research Scientists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $140K; Research Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to around $117K, followed by Associate Research Scientists earning $103K and SAS Programmers making $70K. RAND Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Research Associates ($56K).
Median pay is highest in Washington, DC (approximately $110K annually), followed by the company's headquarter city of Santa Monica ($99K), Los Angeles (around $87K), and Pittsburgh (about $68K). At $51K, Arlington is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, RAND Corporation pays its District of Columbia employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $110K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Information Systems Security Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $168K. It pays to have a Doctorate (PhD) at RAND Corporation — these employees make the most at around $100K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Security Risk Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $168K. Research Analysis is a popular skill in the RAND Corporation workforce; about a fourth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Project Management, and Technical Writing.
Benefits and Perks
One-half of workers have paid vacation, and only about 30 percent can take paid time off for illness. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all workers receive health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, 401(a), and life insurance.