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Average Salary for Sierra Nevada Corporation Employees

Compensation for Sierra Nevada Corporation employees tends to be around $66K annually. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at Sierra Nevada Corporation, but your role at the company and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Sierra Nevada Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Aerospace Engineer (6)
$51,486 - $113,402  
[-]Aerospace Engineer (6)
Salary$55,120 - $107,113  
Bonus$443.95 - $6,682  
Total Pay$51,486 - $113,402  
[+]Software Engineer (3)
$50,242 - $97,667  
[+]Software Engineer (3)
Salary$51,687 - $94,086  
Total Pay$50,242 - $97,667  
[+]Avionics Technician (3)
$38,132 - $74,995  
[+]Avionics Technician (3)
Total Pay$38,132 - $74,995  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$55,204 - $105,675  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$56,731 - $102,779  
Total Pay$55,204 - $105,675  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Years of Experience

For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the $82K mark. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Sierra Nevada Corporation people (30 percent) have been in their field for one to four years and earn around $64K per year.


Earning $98K on average, Program Managers receive the most money, followed by Mechanical Engineers (about $75K), Aerospace Engineers ($75K), and Software Engineers (approximately $59K). At around $51K, Pricing Analysts are among the lowest paid at Sierra Nevada Corporation.


Median pay is highest in Broomfield ($96K annually), followed by Denver (approximately $87K), Herndon ($79K), and Louisville (about $66K). On the lower end is Sparks at $55K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $83K per year) in Florida.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $60K for CompTIA Security+ Experts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at Sierra Nevada Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning about $90K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Office among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $88K. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one in six of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Matlab, Systems Engineering, and SolidWorks as well.


Sierra Nevada Corporation's employees are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Sierra Nevada Corporation lets only two-fifths of workers take paid vacation and only 19 percent take sick leave. Almost all employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For nearly all workers, benefits include health insurance, and almost all workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

9 %
91 %
$50,429 - $100,852
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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