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Average Salary for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Employees

Based in La Jolla, California, engineering and management services industry player Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) offers many employment opportunities, including Intelligence Analyst and Senior Systems Engineer positions. A salary of $76K per year is the going rate at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Intelligence Analyst (22)
$61,277 - $122,339  
[-]Intelligence Analyst (22)
Salary$61,277 - $122,339  
Bonus$696 - $9,430  
Total Pay$61,277 - $122,339  
[+]Senior Systems Engineer (21)
$83,264 - $145,291  
[+]Senior Systems Engineer (21)
Salary$83,264 - $143,966  
Bonus$535 - $8,270  
Total Pay$83,264 - $145,291  
[+]Software Engineer (18)
$61,240 - $115,771  
[+]Software Engineer (18)
Salary$61,240 - $115,771  
Bonus$381.32 - $8,076  
Total Pay$61,240 - $115,771  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (16)
$87,977 - $141,572  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (16)
Salary$87,977 - $140,937  
Bonus$626 - $14,517  
Total Pay$87,977 - $141,572  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 645
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Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Details

La Jolla, California


Engineering and management services, Defense contractor

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

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Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $118K; Senior Systems Engineers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $117K, while Intelligence Analysts and Software Engineers rank near the top as well (about $80K and $79K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) are Pricing Analysts — typical salaries for this role approach approximately $63K.

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns $73K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make approximately $59K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $92K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($104K per year) can be spotted in Columbia; Washington, DC ($95K), Arlington (about $92K), and San Diego ($89K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $70K) is Orlando. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $96K annually) in California.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $132K for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified Information Systems Security Professional s also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $116K per year. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS), Physics at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) — these employees make the most at around $142K annually.


Skill-wise, employees who report Systems Engineering as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $118K on average. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in ten of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees save for retirement through Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)'s 401(k) plan. A solid majority of workers receive health insurance, and a strong majority of workers get dental coverage. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats

27 %
73 %
$49,940 - $91,247
$51,744 - $110,513
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
$51,225 - $98,521
$41,217 - $101,824
$85,184 - $135,229

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