Electrical Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $122K per year; Senior Mechanical Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $110K, while Program Managers and Aerospace Engineers rank near the top as well (around $98K and $85K, respectively). On the lower end are Project Analysts at about $55K on average.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $62K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $75K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Sierra Nevada Corporation employees (26 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $115K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $122K per year) can be spotted in Boulder, Colo.; Denver, Colo. ($90K), Louisville, Colo. (about $66K), and the company's headquarter city of Sparks, Nev. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Reno, Nev. — at about $64K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Colorado, where the average salary is $84K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Sierra Nevada Corporation — these employees make the most at $113K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $115K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than a fourth of Sierra Nevada Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 31 percent receiving paid vacation and one in seven survey participants receiving paid sick days. A large number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of workers report having health insurance, and nearly all survey participants report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.