When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($108K per year) can be spotted in Shelton, Conn.; West Palm Beach, Fla. (approximately $98K), New Haven, Conn. (about $80K), and the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Coatesville, Pa. — at around $61K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Sikorsky employees make the most in Texas, earning $112K annually on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $78K per year. The largest slice of the Sikorsky workforce (37 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $70K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Instrumentation Engineers — their earnings average $96K per year. Aviation Program Managers are a close second at approximately $92K along with Aerospace Engineers (around $89K) and Electrical Engineers ($76K). Mechanical Engineers make an average $71K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $88K annually for FAA Pilot Licensees, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to about $76K per year for accredited Engineer in Trainings. Regarding salaries and education, Sikorsky pays those with a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) the most — $111K.
When it comes to skills, Systems Engineering seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $91K annually. A common skill in Sikorsky's work force is Microsoft Excel; nearly one in four of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Matlab.
Benefits and Perks
Merely a sixth of survey respondents at Sikorsky earn paid vacation and paid sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Sikorsky provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of respondents participate. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for a fair number of respondents, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, gym membership, life insurance, and a casual working environment.