Years of Experience
Average pay is around $96K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Sandia National Laboratories workforce (29 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $88K annually.
Research and Development Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $105K per year; Electrical Engineers, Senior Mechanical Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $102K, approximately $99K, and $91K, respectively. Financial compensation for Industrial Hygienists is rather low — on average only approximately $85K — relative to the rest of the company.
Residents of San Francisco, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $99K annually; other top-paying cities include Albuquerque, N.M. (about $95K) and Livermore, Calif. ($95K). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $96K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours, who make $84K annually. On average, salaries rise to about $70K per year for accredited Certified Six Sigma Green Belts. Employees who have a Doctorate (PhD) make the most here, hauling in $109K annually.
When it comes to skills, Data Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $110K per year. A garden variety skill at Sandia National Laboratories is Engineering Design; nearly one-sixth of Sandia National Laboratories' people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Research Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (half of employees) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Sandia National Laboratories sponsors a 401(k) program, and nearly all respondents use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of respondents, and for nearly all workers, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include flexible hours, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.