Average Salary for Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Employees

The median income for Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. employees is $71K per year. At Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Project Engineer (4)
$45,002 - $76,986  
[-]Project Engineer (4)
Salary$45,205 - $72,889  
Bonus$645 - $11,710  
Total Pay$45,002 - $76,986  
[+]Program Manager, Engineering (3)
$47,781 - $100,430  
[+]Program Manager, Engineering (3)
Salary$50,807 - $95,644  
Total Pay$47,781 - $100,430  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$51,109 - $99,832  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$50,853 - $102,465  
Bonus$715 - $6,173  
Total Pay$51,109 - $99,832  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$50,735 - $124,045  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$51,475 - $125,305  
Total Pay$50,735 - $124,045  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K annually) can be spotted in Princeton, N.J.; Plano, Texas (around $118K), Durham, N.C. ($97K), and Chicago, Ill. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $33K) is Overland Park, Kan. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at about $118K per year.


Engineering Group Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $115K annually on average; Staff Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $96K, followed by Senior Project Engineers earning $81K and Engineering Program Managers making $65K. Among the lower-paid positions at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. are Project Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $56K.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $82K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $55K annually. The largest fraction of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. people (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $87K 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 about $120K annually. Human Resources Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $109K per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $95K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Branding in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $115K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. is Project Management, with about a third considering it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; 37 percent get paid vacation days, and one in eight respondents receive paid sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of respondents participate. At Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., nearly all respondents have health insurance, and nearly all workers have dental coverage. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, gym membership, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.


37 %
63 %
$44,295 - $108,091
$40,963 - $92,949
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
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