VPs of Engineering earn the highest median pay at $185K annually, followed by Director, Telecommunicationss ($108K), Senior Mechanical Engineers ($107K), and Program Project Managers (about $75K). Among the lower-paid positions at Sanmina-SCI Corporation are Quality Assurance Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches around $44K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $48K per year. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $70K annually. The largest fraction of Sanmina-SCI Corporation people (37 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn around $105K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($91K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of San Jose, Calif.; Huntsville, Ala. ($88K), Fremont, Calif. ($76K), and Austin, Texas (approximately $70K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Fort Mill, S.C. — at $66K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $105K per year) in Colorado.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $66K annually for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. CompTIA Security+ Experts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $63K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Sanmina-SCI Corporation pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) the most — about $88K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Contract Negotiation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $120K annually. A garden variety skill at Sanmina-SCI Corporation is Project Management; just under one in four of Sanmina-SCI Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Manufacturing Process Engineering.
Sanmina-SCI Corporation's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
Only one in five workers receive paid vacation and sick leave. A large number of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most workers can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, stock options, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.