Electrical Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $122K annually — though Senior Mechanical Engineers, Program Managers, and Aerospace Engineers also do fairly well at $110K, about $98K, and around $85K, respectively. Earning only approximately $55K on average, Project Analysts make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $70K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $63K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $122K per year) can be spotted in Boulder, Colo.; Denver, Colo. ($92K), the company's headquarter city of Sparks, Nev. ($65K), and Louisville, Colo. (about $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $64K) is Reno, Nev. Within the firm, employees working in Colorado take home the most — $85K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
CompTIA Security+ Experts earn around $77K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding salaries and education, Sierra Nevada Corporation pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — $113K.
When it comes to skills, Engineering Design seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $115K annually. A common skill in Sierra Nevada Corporation's work force is Microsoft Excel; just over a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Computer Aided Design.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of employees, and for almost all survey participants, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.