Staff Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $123K annually — though Aerospace Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers also do fairly well at around $84K, $77K, and about $75K, respectively. Junior Mechanical Engineers at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $64K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $65K per year. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $81K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $85K per year) can be spotted in West Palm Beach, Fla.; the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. (about $85K), Huntsville, Ala. ($81K), and Trumbull, Conn. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Coatesville, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $48K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Alabama, where the average salary is around $84K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts earn about $86K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people earn approximately $70K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD); Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation awards $125K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $89K per year. A common skill in Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's work force is Engineering Design; just under a fourth of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, CATIA, and Microsoft Excel.
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
Paid time off is hard to come by at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; the company rewards only two-fifths of respondents with paid vacation time and only 29 percent with sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Almost all survey participants receive health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, life insurance, and gym membership.