The highest average salaries go to Test Engineers, who bring in close to $96K per year, though Electrical Engineers are not far behind at $85K along with Software Engineers (about $75K) and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $72K). With salaries averaging $43K, Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at Viasat, Inc.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $68K annually on average. Average pay is $82K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $118K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $124K per year) can be spotted in Encinitas, Calif.; Gilbert, Ariz. (approximately $100K), San Diego, Calif. ($100K), and Denver, Colo. (about $95K) are the next top-paying cities. Carlsbad, Calif. ranks low on the pay scale — at $74K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to around $95K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Human Resources Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $103K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Cisco Certified Network Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $98K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Viasat, Inc. pays those with a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) the most — $120K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Linux; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $135K per year. A garden variety skill at Viasat, Inc. is Project Management; nearly one-tenth of Viasat, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are C++, Java, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 38 percent. Most employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and nearly all employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other perks are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a stock purchase plan.