Nearing the top of the pay scale are Staff Engineers, Aviation Program Managers, Aerospace Engineers, and Senior Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $114K annually, the other salaries come in at $113K, around $90K, and about $87K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $68K, Design 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 $68K per year. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $76K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $89K per year) can be spotted in West Palm Beach, Fla.; the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. ($87K), New Haven, Conn. ($83K), and Huntsville, Ala. (about $79K) are the next top-paying cities. Coatesville, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $59K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $134K annually) in New York.
Certifications and Degrees
Airframe & Powerplant Licensees have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $146K per year. On average, salaries rise to around $75K annually for accredited Engineer in Trainings. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Information Science (MIS); Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation awards $155K to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $92K per year. Engineering Design also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are CATIA, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation lets only two-fifths of respondents take paid vacation and only one in three respondents take sick leave. Almost all workers participate in a 401(k) program. The vast majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and gym membership.