Average Salary for Sandia National Laboratories Employees

Pay is high at Sandia National Laboratories where employees can expect to earn an average of $92K 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 in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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The highest paychecks go to Senior Systems Engineers, who earn an average about $123K per year, closely trailed by Software Engineers (around $111K), Senior Electrical Engineers ($110K), and Electrical Engineers (approximately $100K). Project Control Analysts are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $76K.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $103K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Sandia National Laboratories workforce (30 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $83K per year.


Residents of Livermore, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $111K annually; other top-paying cities include San Francisco, Calif. (around $99K) and Albuquerque, N.M. ($96K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Sandia National Laboratories the most — approximately $108K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings receive bigger paychecks ($115K annually) than those without credentials. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $112K per year. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at Sandia National Laboratories come out on top, and their salaries approach $133K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Systems Engineering among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $116K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Engineering Design, Matlab, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Sandia National Laboratories can sometimes lack paid time off; 44 percent get paid vacation days, and one in three respondents receive paid sick leave. Almost all survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and nearly all survey participants get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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