Average Salary for Sierra Nevada Corporation Employees

Sierra Nevada Corporation pays its employees $66K annually on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Sierra Nevada Corporation fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; what you do at the company and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation typically pays:
below market
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Employer: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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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.
[-]Aerospace Engineer (5)
$56,103 - $112,082  
[-]Aerospace Engineer (5)
Salary$56,411 - $109,336  
Total Pay$56,103 - $112,082  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$54,926 - $104,129  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$56,315 - $101,238  
Total Pay$54,926 - $104,129  
[+]Software Engineer (3)
$50,332 - $97,824  
[+]Software Engineer (3)
Salary$51,616 - $94,099  
Total Pay$50,332 - $97,824  
[+]Avionics Technician (3)
$38,614 - $76,193  
[+]Avionics Technician (3)
Total Pay$38,614 - $76,193  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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About This Company


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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.

Key Stats for Sierra Nevada Corporation


12 %
88 %
$46,452 - $60,000
$51,289 - $105,000
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 6 votes.

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