Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $59K annually. Average pay is around $76K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $91K annually on average.
The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn an average approximately $112K per year, closely trailed by Senior Systems Engineers (about $110K), Software Engineers ($81K), and Intelligence Analysts (about $80K). Systems Administrators are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $66K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($99K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; San Diego, Calif. ($88K), Huntsville, Ala. ($77K), and Arlington, Va. (approximately $75K) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at $65K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of District of Columbia, where they average to about $99K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $136K annually for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Certified ITIL Leader can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $112K on average. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) provides the highest financial reward to those with a law degree — these employees rake in $174K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Systems Engineering; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $108K annually. A garden variety skill at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is Project Management; around an eighth of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)'s people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) sponsors. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) provides health insurance to most respondents, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.