When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K per year) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; the company's headquarter city of San Jose, Calif. ($100K), Huntsville, Ala. ($91K), and Austin, Texas (about $75K) are the next top-paying cities. Owego, N.Y. is near the bottom for pay at around $50K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Colorado, where the average Sanmina-SCI Corporation employee makes approximately $105K annually.
Director, Telecommunicationss are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $108K per year; Senior Mechanical Engineers, Program Project Managers, and Component Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $107K, approximately $75K, and $67K, respectively. Sanmina-SCI Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Quality Assurance Engineers ($44K on average).
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $70K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $49K per year. The largest fraction of Sanmina-SCI Corporation people (36 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn around $102K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $66K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $63K annually for accredited CompTIA Security+ Experts. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $71K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Strategic Planning; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $120K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Sanmina-SCI Corporation workers, with approximately one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Sanmina-SCI Corporation gives paid vacation days to 18 percent and sick leave to 29 percent. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Sanmina-SCI Corporation provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of workers participate. Sanmina-SCI Corporation provides health insurance to most workers, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a company cell phone, stock options, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.