Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $63K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $74K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($97K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Hagerstown, Md. ($87K), Reno, Nev. (about $81K), and the company's headquarter city of Sparks, Nev. (around $65K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Colorado; salaries there average to about $101K per year.
Aviation Program Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $110K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $89K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Sierra Nevada Corporation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at $64K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Engineering Design; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $110K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; around one in four of Sierra Nevada Corporation's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Java.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all survey participants save for retirement through Sierra Nevada Corporation's 401(k) plan. The vast majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and the vast majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Sierra Nevada Corporation folks also make good use of a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.