When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $108K annually) can be spotted in Shelton, Conn.; West Palm Beach, Fla. ($100K), New Haven, Conn. (approximately $87K), and the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $61K) is Coatesville, Pa. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Maryland; salaries there average to $118K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $82K annually. The largest fraction of Sikorsky people (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $71K per year on average.
The highest average salaries go to Senior Instrumentation Engineers, who bring in close to $96K annually, though Aviation Program Managers are not far behind at around $92K along with Aerospace Engineers (approximately $92K) and Quality Assurance Engineers ($88K). Mechanical Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $71K.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $88K per year for FAA Pilot Licensees; non-accredited workers make much less. Those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Sikorsky come out on top, and their salaries approach about $113K annually.
When it comes to skills, Program Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $85K per year. Engineering Design is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of Sikorsky's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Project Management.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
One in five employees — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A solid majority of respondents save for retirement through Sikorsky's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for most survey participants and dental coverage for a strong majority of respondents. Sikorsky employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.