Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $90K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Tesla Motors employees (38 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn around $75K annually.
Earning approximately $125K on average, Materials Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Electrical Engineers (about $105K), Senior Mechanical Engineers ($95K), and Manufacturing Engineers ($90K). Purchasing Specialists at Tesla Motors do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $75K) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($109K per year) can be spotted in San Jose; Palo Alto ($100K), Fremont ($87K), and San Francisco (around $86K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to about $89K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $102K for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Salaries typically rise to $93K per year for accredited Microsoft Certified Professionals. The best paid folks at Tesla Motors have a Doctorate (PhD), earning around $120K annually.
Skill-wise, employees who report C as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $113K on average. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; close to one-sixth consider it a key competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Engineering Design, Project Management, and CATIA.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Tesla Motors' employees.
Benefits and Perks
A fair portion of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Tesla Motors sponsors. Tesla Motors provides health insurance to a strong majority of workers, and most workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are stock options, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.