Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Sikorsky for between five and 10 years earn around $77K per year on average. The largest slice of the Sikorsky workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $70K annually.
Residents of Fort Worth, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $100K per year; other top-paying cities include West Palm Beach, Fla. ($91K) and the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. ($79K). The highest pay by state can be found in Pennsylvania, where salaries average out at approximately $113K annually.
Electrical Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $88K per year; Aerospace Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $75K, while Quality Assurance Engineers and Mechanical Engineers rank near the top as well (around $73K and $72K, respectively). Senior Financial Analysts make an average about $71K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn $152K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $76K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Sikorsky pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $72K.
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 $90K per year. A common skill in Sikorsky's work force is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Project Management.
Sikorsky's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
Sikorsky lets only a third of respondents take paid vacation and only one in five workers take sick leave. Nearly all employees report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a large number of employees, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, gym membership, flexible hours, and life insurance.