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Average Salary for Sierra Nevada Corporation Employees

The median salary at Sierra Nevada Corporation is $66K annually. Though where you live and your role at the company are influential salary factors for those at Sierra Nevada Corporation, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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.
[-]Software Engineer (4)
$49,451 - $99,021  
[-]Software Engineer (4)
Salary$50,569 - $92,364  
Bonus$646 - $7,270  
Total Pay$49,451 - $99,021  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (4)
$57,073 - $122,229  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (4)
Salary$58,348 - $115,917  
Total Pay$57,073 - $122,229  
[+]Avionics Technician (3)
$40,320 - $75,253  
[+]Avionics Technician (3)
Total Pay$40,320 - $75,253  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (2)
$89,041 - $140,292  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (2)
Salary$89,309 - $137,226  
Total Pay$89,041 - $140,292  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $80K per year. Overall, the greater share of Sierra Nevada Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $62K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($122K per year) can be spotted in Boulder, Colo.; Denver, Colo. (approximately $90K), Herndon, Va. (around $79K), and Louisville, Colo. ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Reno, Nev.; in fact, at $62K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Colorado take home the most — about $84K annually on average.


Senior Mechanical Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $110K per year; Program Managers, Aerospace Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $98K, $85K, and around $78K, respectively. On the lower end are Pricing Analysts at $51K on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Sierra Nevada Corporation compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA)-holders the most at around $113K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $115K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; just over one in five deem it necessary for work. Other top skills include Java, Project Management, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Sierra Nevada Corporation can sometimes lack paid time off; a third of workers get paid vacation days, and 19 percent receive paid sick leave. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for almost all respondents, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.

Key Stats for Sierra Nevada Corporation


17 %
83 %
$47,170 - $66,129
$49,526 - $115,310
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
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