Average Salary for Sanmina-SCI Corporation Employees

San Jose, Calif.-based Sanmina-SCI Corporation hires for positions ranging from Director, Telecommunications to Quality Assurance Engineer in the bare printed circuit board manufacturing. An average Sanmina-SCI Corporation employee can expect to make $63K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Sanmina-SCI Corporation fluctuate depending on your city; what you do at the company and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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San Jose, California 95134


Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing


Sanmina Corp, Sanmina-SCI, Sanmina-Sci, Inc.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $120K per year) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; the company's headquarter city of San Jose, Calif. (approximately $110K), Huntsville, Ala. ($91K), and Austin, Texas (around $75K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Owego, N.Y.; in fact, at $50K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Sanmina-SCI Corporation workers in Colorado earn the most — $105K annually on average.


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 $107K, $75K, and around $67K, respectively. Sanmina-SCI Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Quality Assurance Engineers ($44K on average).

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $49K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $70K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Sanmina-SCI Corporation employees (37 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $102K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $66K per year for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. CompTIA Security+ Experts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $63K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $71K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Contract Negotiation; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $120K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the Sanmina-SCI Corporation workforce; approximately one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

19 percent have paid vacation, and only about a quarter of employees can take paid time off for illness. Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most respondents can count on health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, stock options, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Sanmina-SCI Corporation


27 %
73 %
$42,574 - $100,000
$43,073 - $106,881
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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