Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $76K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $69K annually.
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. ($91K) and the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. ($79K). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Pennsylvania, where they average to around $113K annually.
Aerospace Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $75K per year on average; Quality Assurance Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $73K, followed by Mechanical Engineers earning $72K and Senior Financial Analysts making around $71K.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $152K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Engineer in Trainings with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $77K per year. Sikorsky provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in around $72K annually.
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 $105K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; just under a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Project Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Sikorsky's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Sikorsky; the company rewards only 31 percent with paid vacation time and only 19 percent with sick leave. Nearly all survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, relocation expenses, and flexible hours.