The highest paychecks go to Computer Scientists, who earn an average about $139K per year, closely trailed by Research Engineers ($105K), Test Engineers (around $61K), and Administrative Assistants ($56K). Outside Sales Representatives are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $50K.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $73K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (28 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $79K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $118K annually) can be spotted in Princeton, N.J.; Palo Alto, Calif. (around $115K), Menlo Park, Calif. ($93K), and Fremont, Calif. (approximately $82K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Arlington, Va. at $74K. Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — approximately $118K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $120K annually. On average, salaries rise to $50K per year for accredited Security Clearance Certifications. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at Sri, International come out on top, and their salaries approach $142K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Software Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $139K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Sri, International is Data Analysis; one in seven of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Research Analysis, C++, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
Only 30 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all respondents receive health insurance, and almost all workers get dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.