Bringing in the most money are Staff Engineers — their earnings average around $123K annually. Aerospace Engineers are a close second at $93K along with Electrical Engineers ($77K) and Mechanical Engineers ($75K). Earning only about $64K on average, Junior Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $65K per year on average. The largest slice of the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation workforce (29 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $81K annually.
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. ($84K), Huntsville, Ala. (about $81K), and Trumbull, Conn. (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Coatesville, Pa. — at $54K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to approximately $125K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach $81K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $70K on average. The best paid folks at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation have a Doctorate (PhD), earning $125K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $91K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; just over one in five consider it a key competency. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, CATIA, and Microsoft Excel.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; the company rewards only 36 percent with paid vacation time and only a quarter of survey participants with sick leave. To plan for old age, almost all respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. For almost all employees, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and gym membership.