Senior Systems Engineers earn the highest median pay at approximately $116K annually, followed by Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers (about $110K), Software Research & Development Engineers ($105K), and Software Engineers ($105K). Project Control Analysts are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $72K.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $105K per year on average. The largest fraction of Sandia National Laboratories people (26 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $85K annually on average.
Across Sandia National Laboratories' U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home approximately $113K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $121K annually for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $115K on average. Employees who have a Doctorate (PhD) make the most here, hauling in around $133K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Systems Engineering; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $113K annually. A common skill in Sandia National Laboratories' work force is Project Management; just under a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Sandia National Laboratories can sometimes lack paid time off; one-half of survey participants get paid vacation days, and 37 percent receive paid sick leave. Almost all workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Nearly all employees have health insurance, and benefits for almost all respondents also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.