Nearing the top of the pay scale are Security Engineers, Information Security Engineers, Software Engineers, and Electrical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $116K per year, the other salaries come in at $101K, $78K, and around $77K, respectively. Procurement Specialists make an average about $55K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $76K annually on average. The largest slice of the Viasat, Inc. workforce (38 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $69K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $79K annually) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Carlsbad, Calif. ($78K), Phoenix, Ariz. ($78K), and Denver, Colo. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Bryan, Texas is near the bottom for pay at around $57K. Across Viasat, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Arizona earn the most, taking home $81K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $115K annually. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $114K per year. At Viasat, Inc., employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at around $108K.
In this position, it pays to have Security Testing and Auditing in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $114K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; around one in seven of those surveyed report it as a core competency. C++ Programming Language, Microsoft Excel, and C programming Language round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Viasat, Inc.; the company rewards only 35 percent with paid vacation time and only a quarter of workers with sick leave. Most survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The vast majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and nearly all employees report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Viasat, Inc. are a casual working environment, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.