When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $108K per year) can be spotted in Shelton, Conn.; West Palm Beach, Fla. ($100K), New Haven, Conn. (about $85K), and the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Coatesville, Pa. at around $61K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Maryland, where the average Sikorsky employee makes $118K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $80K per year. The largest slice of the Sikorsky workforce (46 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $70K annually.
Quality Assurance Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $93K per year — though Aviation Program Managers, Aerospace Engineers, and Electrical Engineers also do fairly well at $92K, $92K, and approximately $74K, respectively. Design Engineers at Sikorsky do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($68K on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
FAA Pilot Licensees have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $88K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Engineer in Training is rewarded with median pay of about $83K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Sikorsky awards around $113K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Systems Engineering; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $83K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Sikorsky is Engineering Design, with slightly less than a third considering it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management were also reported by many survey participants.
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
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 23 percent. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Sikorsky provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a fair number of respondents participate. Most workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. Sikorsky folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, gym membership, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.