Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $79K annually. The largest slice of the Sierra Nevada Corporation workforce (50 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, around $75K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Hagerstown, Md. (about $87K), Reno, Nev. ($81K), and the company's headquarter city of Sparks, Nev. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Sierra Nevada Corporation pays its Colorado employees the most; the pay rate there is $97K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Aviation Program Managers; median pay is the highest at $110K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $89K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in $67K annually.
Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $105K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among Sierra Nevada Corporation workers, with one-fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and System Integration.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all survey participants take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Sierra Nevada Corporation sponsors. At Sierra Nevada Corporation, the vast majority of employees have health insurance, and nearly all employees have dental coverage. Sierra Nevada Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, life insurance, relocation expenses, and a subsidized cell phone.