Average Salary for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Employees

La Jolla, Calif.-based Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) hires for positions ranging from Intelligence Analyst to Senior Systems Engineer in the engineering and management services industry. A typical Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employee can expect to make $76K annually. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, your job title and your city are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
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[-]Intelligence Analyst (20)
$60,402 - $124,162  
[-]Intelligence Analyst (20)
Salary$60,402 - $124,162  
Bonus$404.44 - $7,382  
Total Pay$60,402 - $124,162  
[+]Senior Systems Engineer (20)
$82,860 - $145,706  
[+]Senior Systems Engineer (20)
Salary$82,860 - $144,440  
Bonus$471.08 - $8,857  
Total Pay$82,860 - $145,706  
[+]Software Engineer (18)
$61,240 - $112,179  
[+]Software Engineer (18)
Salary$61,240 - $112,179  
Bonus$381.06 - $9,089  
Total Pay$61,240 - $112,179  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (17)
$88,292 - $140,990  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (17)
Salary$88,292 - $140,405  
Bonus$585 - $11,829  
Total Pay$88,292 - $140,990  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 636
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About This Company

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

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make approximately $73K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $59K. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home $92K per year.


Typically, Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $118K; Senior Systems Engineers, Intelligence Analysts, and Software Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $117K, $81K, and $79K, respectively. Financial compensation for Pricing Analysts is rather low — only approximately $63K — relative to the rest of the company.


Median pay is highest in Columbia (about $104K annually), followed by Washington, DC ($96K), Arlington ($92K), and San Diego (around $89K). At $70K, Orlando is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in District of Columbia, where salaries average out at about $97K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $134K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at $116K annually. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS), Physics at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) — these employees make the most at around $142K per year.


Employees who count Systems Engineering among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $119K. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, approximately one-tenth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) sponsors a 401(k) program, and almost all workers use this option to save for their retirement. A strong majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for the greater part of workers also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)


27 %
73 %
$49,435 - $91,884
$51,786 - $111,099
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 176 votes.
$51,191 - $98,521
$40,851 - $102,496
$78,000 - $135,180

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