When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K annually) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; the company's headquarter city of San Jose, Calif. (approximately $100K), Huntsville, Ala. ($91K), and Austin, Texas ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Owego, N.Y. is near the bottom for pay at around $50K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $105K per year) in Colorado.
Bringing in the most money are Director, Telecommunicationss — their earnings average $108K annually. Senior Mechanical Engineers are a close second at around $107K along with Program Project Managers (approximately $75K) and Component Engineers (about $67K). Quality Assurance Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $44K.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $70K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $49K annually. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of about $102K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts earn $66K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a CompTIA Security+ Expert can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $63K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Sanmina-SCI Corporation pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $71K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Strategic Planning; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $120K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, about one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Sanmina-SCI Corporation; the company rewards only 18 percent with paid vacation time and only 29 percent with sick leave. A large number of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of survey participants can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, stock options, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.