Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $77K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $72K annually. The largest fraction of Sikorsky people (33 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn around $122K per year on average.
Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $103K annually; Flight Test Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $84K, $75K, and around $74K, respectively. Sikorsky hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Senior Financial Analysts ($71K on average).
Residents of Fort Worth, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $100K per year; other top-paying cities include West Palm Beach, Fla. ($87K) and the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. (approximately $80K). By state, Sikorsky pays its Pennsylvania employees the most; the pay rate there is $113K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn $152K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people earn $77K annually on average. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) at Sikorsky come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $103K per year.
Employees who count Systems Engineering among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $90K annually. A garden variety skill at Sikorsky is Microsoft Excel; just under a third of Sikorsky's people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Test Engineering, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three workers receiving paid vacation and nearly one in five workers receiving sick leave. To plan for old age, the vast majority of survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. At Sikorsky, a large number of employees have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, relocation expenses, and gym membership.