The highest average salaries go to Staff Engineers, who bring in close to approximately $123K per year, though Aerospace Engineers are not far behind at around $76K along with Mechanical Engineers (about $74K) and Test Engineers ($72K). Near the bottom at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation are Junior Mechanical Engineers, pulling in an average of just $64K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $65K annually. The largest slice of the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation workforce (29 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $81K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $83K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn.; Huntsville, Ala. (approximately $82K), West Palm Beach, Fla. ($80K), and Trumbull, Conn. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Coatesville, Pa. — at around $48K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — about $95K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, who make $81K annually. On average, salaries rise to $70K per year for accredited Engineer in Trainings. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in $125K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $88K per year. Engineering Design is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just over a fifth of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, CATIA, and Microsoft Excel.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about two-fifths of employees receiving paid vacation and just under a third of workers receiving sick leave. The vast majority of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all respondents, and most employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and flexible hours.