The highest average salaries go to Staff Engineers, who bring in close to $123K per year, though Aerospace Engineers are not far behind at $93K along with Electrical Engineers (approximately $77K) and Mechanical Engineers (about $75K). With salaries averaging $64K, Junior Mechanical Engineers are among the lowest paid at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $65K annually. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $80K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $85K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn.; West Palm Beach, Fla. ($85K), Huntsville, Ala. (about $81K), and Trumbull, Conn. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. At $53K, Coatesville, Pa. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in New York, where salaries average out at approximately $125K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $81K annually for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to $70K per year for accredited Engineer in Trainings. At Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $131K.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $92K annually. Engineering Design is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about a fourth of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, CATIA, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.
At Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 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
Two-fifths of respondents have paid vacation, and only about 30 percent can take paid time off for illness. The vast majority of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and a large number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and gym membership.