Average Salary for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Employees

Operating out of La Jolla, Calif., engineering and management services company Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employs talent in positions ranging from Software Engineer to Intelligence Analyst. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) pays its employees $74K per year on average. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workers, followed by your job title and your city. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $74K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $58K per year. The largest slice of the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $88K annually.


Earning $97K per year on average, Senior Systems Engineers receive the most money, followed by Software Engineers ($81K), Intelligence Analysts ($77K), and Systems Administrators (about $75K). Policy Analysts are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $62K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $100K annually) can be spotted in Mclean, Va.; Washington, DC ($97K), Houston, Texas (around $90K), and Arlington, Va. ($87K) are the next top-paying cities. Tampa, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $70K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of District of Columbia; salaries there average to approximately $96K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $136K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $101K per year. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in $140K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $96K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workforce; nearly one in ten of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Java as well.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of workers, and for a large number of respondents, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a subsidized cell phone.

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