Years of Experience
Average pay is about $77K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $61K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $95K per year on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Systems Engineers, Systems Administrators, Software Engineers, and Information Security Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at $100K annually, the other salaries come in at approximately $76K, $72K, and around $70K, respectively. Earning only $63K on average, Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $95K per year) can be spotted in Mclean, Va.; Washington, DC ($95K), Arlington, Va. ($85K), and San Diego, Calif. (approximately $84K) are the next top-paying cities. Albuquerque, N.M. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $67K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) pays its District of Columbia employees the most; the pay rate there is $92K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($122K per year) than those without credentials. Microsoft Certified Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $103K annually. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) compensates Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE)-holders the most at approximately $146K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $104K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is Microsoft Office; nearly one in ten of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Java.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most employees report having health insurance, and a solid majority of employees report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.