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 Senior Systems Engineer in the engineering and management services. An average Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employee can expect to make $77K per year. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though your experience level and geography are also considered. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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La Jolla, California 


Engineering and management services, Defense contractor

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Senior Systems Engineers earn the highest median pay at $115K annually, followed by Senior Software Engineers (approximately $113K), Software Engineers (about $83K), and Intelligence Analysts ($80K). On the lower end are Policy Analysts at around $62K on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for between five and 10 years earn $76K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $59K annually on average. The largest fraction of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $92K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($99K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Arlington, Va. (around $84K), San Diego, Calif. ($84K), and Huntsville, Ala. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($64K) in Orlando, Fla., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $99K per year) in District of Columbia.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $134K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $114K per year for accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professionals. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workers who hold a Master of Science (MS), Physics are also well compensated, earning approximately $144K on average.


In this position, it pays to have IT Security & Infrastructure in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $95K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workers, with roughly one in seven of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of survey participants participate. Perks cover health insurance for most survey participants and dental coverage for a large number of respondents. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.

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