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Average Salary for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Employees

La Jolla, Calif.-based Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) hires for positions ranging from Software Engineer to Intelligence Analyst in the engineering and management services. The median income for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employees is $78K per year. Though your job title and where you live are influential salary factors for those at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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La Jolla, California 


Engineering and management services, Defense contractor

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $76K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $59K per year on average. The largest fraction of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $91K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Software Engineers, who bring in close to about $112K per year, though Senior Systems Engineers are not far behind at $110K along with Software Engineers (around $81K) and Intelligence Analysts ($80K). Earning only about $66K on average, Systems Administrators make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $99K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; San Diego, Calif. (around $88K), Huntsville, Ala. ($77K), and Arlington, Va. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Orlando, Fla.; in fact, at $65K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of District of Columbia, where they average to approximately $99K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $136K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials; these people earn about $112K per year on average. Those with a law degree at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) come out on top, and their salaries approach around $174K annually.


Employees who count Systems Engineering among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $108K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workforce; roughly an eighth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of employees report contributing to a 401(k). Most respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)


28 %
72 %
$49,386 - $91,214
$49,911 - $109,363
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
$50,947 - $101,995
$45,021 - $118,669
$86,859 - $124,119
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