Bringing in the most money are Staff Engineers — their earnings average approximately $123K annually. Aerospace Engineers are a close second at about $93K along with Electrical Engineers ($77K) and Mechanical Engineers (around $75K). Earning only $64K on average, Junior Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $65K per year. The largest fraction of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation people (29 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn about $81K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $85K per year) can be spotted in West Palm Beach, Fla.; the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. (around $84K), Huntsville, Ala. ($81K), and Trumbull, Conn. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Coatesville, Pa. ranks low on the pay scale — at $54K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is $125K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $81K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people earn $70K annually on average. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach $125K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $91K annually. Engineering Design also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just over a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, CATIA, and Microsoft Excel.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation can sometimes lack paid time off; 36 percent get paid vacation days, and a quarter of workers receive paid sick leave. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and nearly all survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Almost all workers can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and gym membership.