Average Salary for Sandia National Laboratories Employees

Salaries are high at Sandia National Laboratories, with the median employee bringing home $96K annually. Your job title influences pay for Sandia National Laboratories workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and your city. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Earning around $123K per year on average, Senior Systems Engineers receive the most money, followed by Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers ($111K), Software Engineers ($111K), and Senior Electrical Engineers ($110K). Earning only approximately $91K on average, Senior Technical Writers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $83K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Sandia National Laboratories for between five and 10 years earn approximately $106K per year on average. The largest fraction of Sandia National Laboratories people (28 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn around $100K annually on average.


Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — about $113K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Information Systems Security Professionals earn $115K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Engineer in Trainings with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $113K per year. It pays to have a Doctorate (PhD) at Sandia National Laboratories — these employees make the most at $133K annually.


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 around $116K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Sandia National Laboratories is Project Management; close to one-fourth of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Matlab as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about one-half of respondents receiving paid vacation and over a third of workers receiving sick leave. The vast majority of workers save for retirement through Sandia National Laboratories' 401(k) plan. For almost all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and almost all employees get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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