Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $100K per year. Overall, the greater share of Tesla Motors folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $84K annually.
Senior Mechanical Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $114K per year; Firmware Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $94K, while Mechanical Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers rank near the top as well (approximately $92K and about $87K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at Tesla Motors are Industrial Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches $75K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $117K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Palo Alto, Calif. (around $102K), Fremont, Calif. (approximately $90K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($90K) are the next top-paying cities. San Jose, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $82K. By state, Washington offers the highest pay at approximately $105K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $150K annually for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $143K on average. At Tesla Motors, employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at about $124K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $95K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Tesla Motors is Engineering Design, with nearly one in five considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of respondents save for retirement through Tesla Motors' 401(k) plan. At Tesla Motors, a large number of respondents have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, stock options, a stock purchase plan, free drinks, and a company cell phone.