Electrical Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $122K per year; Senior Mechanical Engineers, Program Managers, and Aerospace Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $110K, about $98K, and $85K, respectively. On the lower end are Project Analysts at $55K on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $75K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $62K per year. Overall, the greater share of Sierra Nevada Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $115K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $122K per year) can be spotted in Boulder, Colo.; Denver, Colo. ($90K), Louisville, Colo. (approximately $66K), and the company's headquarter city of Sparks, Nev. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Reno, Nev.; in fact, at $64K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Colorado pays Sierra Nevada Corporation the most — $84K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in about $113K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Engineering Design; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $115K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Sierra Nevada Corporation workforce; between a fifth and a fourth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 31 percent receiving paid vacation and one-seventh of employees receiving paid sick days. A large number of respondents save for retirement through Sierra Nevada Corporation's 401(k) plan. Nearly all employees report having health insurance, and the vast majority of workers report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.