Senior Systems Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $115K per year; Senior Software Engineers, Software Engineers, and Intelligence Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $113K, $83K, and around $80K, respectively. Financial compensation for Policy Analysts is rather low — on average only about $62K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $59K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $76K per year. The largest slice of the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $92K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $99K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Arlington, Va. ($84K), San Diego, Calif. (around $84K), and Huntsville, Ala. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at around $64K. By state, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employees make the most in District of Columbia, earning $99K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($134K per year) than those without credentials. Becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $114K on average. At Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Physics receive the highest salaries at approximately $144K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be IT Security & Infrastructure; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $95K annually. A common skill in Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)'s work force is Project Management; roughly a seventh of survey participants report using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For most respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.