When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($108K per year) can be spotted in Shelton, Conn.; West Palm Beach, Fla. (around $98K), New Haven, Conn. (approximately $80K), and the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Coatesville, Pa. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $61K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Maryland offers the highest pay at $110K annually.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $78K per year. The largest slice of the Sikorsky workforce (36 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $70K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Instrumentation Engineers, Aviation Program Managers, Aerospace Engineers, and Electrical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $96K per year, the other salaries come in at about $92K, $89K, and $76K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Sikorsky are Project Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches around $65K.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than FAA Pilot Licensees, who make $88K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people earn $76K per year on average. At Sikorsky, employees who hold a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) receive the highest salaries at $111K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Systems Engineering; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $91K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, slightly more than a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Project Management.
At Sikorsky, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 19 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Sikorsky provides health insurance to most employees, and a solid majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, gym membership, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.