When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($125K per year) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; Washington, DC (around $89K), Mclean, Va. (about $89K), and San Diego, Calif. (approximately $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Albuquerque, N.M. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $67K. Across Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Virginia earn the most, taking home $97K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $61K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $77K annually. The largest slice of the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workforce (30 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $94K per year.
Senior Systems Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $100K annually on average; Systems Administrators are next on the list, bringing in close to $77K, followed by Information Security Analysts earning approximately $72K and Software Engineers making $69K. Mechanical Engineers make an average about $61K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $118K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Information Systems Security Professional is rewarded with median pay of around $110K annually. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) compensates Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE)-holders the most at approximately $155K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $104K annually. A common skill in Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)'s work force is Microsoft Office; approximately one in ten of survey participants report using it on the job. Data Analysis, Java, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of workers save for retirement through Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)'s 401(k) plan. A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of employees also include dental insurance. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.