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Average Salary for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Employees

Based in La Jolla, Calif.,engineering and management services player Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) offers many employment opportunities, including Intelligence Analyst and Software Engineer positions. An average Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employee can expect to make $77K per year. At Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and geography each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
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Employer: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Intelligence Analyst (17)
$50,307 - $126,709  
[-]Intelligence Analyst (17)
Salary$49,585 - $126,709  
Bonus$614 - $6,426  
Total Pay$50,307 - $126,709  
[+]Software Engineer (17)
$61,333 - $112,472  
[+]Software Engineer (17)
Salary$61,333 - $112,472  
Bonus$413.19 - $7,756  
Total Pay$61,333 - $112,472  
[+]Senior Systems Engineer (14)
$80,988 - $142,500  
[+]Senior Systems Engineer (14)
Salary$80,988 - $140,000  
Bonus$344.61 - $8,509  
Total Pay$80,988 - $142,500  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (12)
$86,809 - $137,020  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (12)
Salary$86,809 - $137,020  
Bonus$714 - $10,111  
Total Pay$86,809 - $137,020  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 593

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About This Company

La Jolla, California 


Engineering and management services, Defense contractor

Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), Science Applications International Corporation

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for between five and 10 years earn $75K annually on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $59K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $92K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Information Technology Project Managers, who earn an average $116K per year, closely trailed by Senior Systems Engineers (about $115K), Senior Software Engineers (around $112K), and Software Engineers ($83K). On the lower end are Pricing Analysts at around $70K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($101K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; San Diego, Calif. (approximately $90K), Tampa, Fla. ($79K), and Huntsville, Ala. (about $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at $65K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in District of Columbia, where the average salary is $101K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $135K annually. Certified ITIL Leaders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $113K per year. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) compensates law degree-holders the most at about $174K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be IT Security & Infrastructure; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $97K per year. A garden variety skill at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is Project Management; close to one-eighth of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of employees save for retirement through Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)'s 401(k) plan. Most survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most respondents also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)


28 %
72 %
$49,386 - $91,411
$50,925 - $109,602
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
$51,349 - $100,244
$46,000 - $114,882
$86,859 - $124,119
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