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.