Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $70K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation employees (34 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $77K per year on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Aviation Program Managers, Aerospace Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Design Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $105K annually, the other salaries come in at about $92K, approximately $79K, and $77K, respectively. Near the bottom at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation are Mechanical Engineers, pulling in an average of just approximately $69K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($86K per year) can be spotted in West Palm Beach, Fla.; New Haven, Conn. (about $84K), the company's headquarter city of Stratford, Conn. ($82K), and Huntsville, Ala. ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. Trumbull, Conn. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $61K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to $86K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $103K per year. Acquiring certification to be a FAA Pilot Licensee is rewarded with median pay of around $78K annually. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Information Science (MIS) — these employees rake in approximately $155K per year.
Employees who count ANSYS Simulation Software among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $85K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation workforce; roughly a fourth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design as well.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 43 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Nearly all survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a large number of respondents have health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, life insurance, and gym membership.