Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make $82K. The largest fraction of Sierra Nevada Corporation people (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $64K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Program Managers, who bring in close to approximately $98K, though Aerospace Engineers are not far behind at $84K along with Mechanical Engineers (around $75K) and Software Engineers ($59K). Pricing Analysts make about $51K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Median pay is highest in Broomfield (approximately $96K annually), followed by Denver (around $89K), Herndon ($79K), and Louisville ($66K). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Sparks — at $55K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Sierra Nevada Corporation employees make the most in Colorado, earning $82K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $60K for CompTIA Security+ Experts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Sierra Nevada Corporation, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at $90K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Financial Reporting; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $116K. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, approximately one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Matlab, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
The number of male employees outweighs the number of women; Sierra Nevada Corporation has a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 38 percent receiving paid vacation and close to a sixth of workers receiving sick leave. Almost all employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of workers and dental coverage for nearly all workers. Sierra Nevada Corporation also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and free drinks.