Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $93K per year. Overall, the greater share of Tesla Motors folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $81K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($99K per year) can be spotted in Palo Alto, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. (about $92K), Fremont, Calif. (approximately $91K), and Mountain View, Calif. ($90K) are the next top-paying cities. Austin, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $50K. Tesla Motors workers in California earn the most — around $91K annually on average.
Bringing in the most money are Firmware Engineers — their earnings average $110K per year. Senior Manufacturing Engineers are a close second at about $102K along with Senior Mechanical Engineers (approximately $100K) and Senior Mechanical Design Engineers ($98K). Earning only $84K on average, Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $102K annually for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Engineer in Trainings also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $98K per year. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at Tesla Motors come out on top, and their salaries approach $120K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $118K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Tesla Motors is Engineering Design, with just under one in four considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Project Management, CATIA, and Microsoft Excel.
At Tesla Motors, 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
The larger part of survey participants save for retirement through Tesla Motors' 401(k) plan. For almost all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to stock options, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, free drinks, and relocation expenses.