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 Software Engineer and Systems Administrator positions. Compensation for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employees is around $73K annually on average. Though your job title and where you live are influential salary factors for those at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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

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 approximately $77K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employees (30 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $94K per year on average.


Earning about $99K annually on average, Senior Systems Engineers receive the most money, followed by Systems Administrators ($76K), Information Security Analysts (around $72K), and Intelligence Analysts (approximately $69K). Earning only $61K on average, Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $96K per year) can be spotted in Arlington, Va.; Washington, DC ($94K), Mclean, Va. ($87K), and Huntsville, Ala. (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $68K, Albuquerque, N.M. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Virginia earn the most, taking home $98K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $132K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $118K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) the most — around $155K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $106K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is Microsoft Office; close to one-tenth of employees use it for work. Java, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Most survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For a large number of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)


24 %
76 %
$49,917 - $102,768
$50,215 - $102,706

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$52,210 - $100,705
$64,449 - $121,622
$47,494 - $104,561
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$50,335 - $82,541
$49,663 - $113,392
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