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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 role at the company and geography 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 report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

La Jolla, California 


Engineering and management services, Defense contractor

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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.

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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