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Average Salary for Viasat, Inc. Employees

Employees at Viasat, Inc. make $88K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Viasat, Inc. fluctuate depending on your experience level; geography and your role at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Viasat, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: Viasat, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Software Engineer (9)
$56,082 - $121,079  
[-]Software Engineer (9)
Salary$58,152 - $115,690  
Bonus$514 - $7,640  
Total Pay$56,082 - $121,079  
[+]Electrical Engineer (4)
$59,942 - $132,177  
[+]Electrical Engineer (4)
Salary$61,392 - $119,328  
Bonus$1,005 - $12,158  
Total Pay$59,942 - $132,177  
[+]Test Engineer (3)
$56,937 - $117,757  
[+]Test Engineer (3)
Salary$59,487 - $110,557  
Total Pay$56,937 - $117,757  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$57,078 - $119,726  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$56,828 - $114,197  
Total Pay$57,078 - $119,726  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $86K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $69K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Viasat, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $120K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $124K per year) can be spotted in Encinitas, Calif.; San Diego, Calif. ($121K), Gilbert, Ariz. (approximately $100K), and Denver, Colo. ($95K) are the next top-paying cities. Carlsbad, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $73K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to around $96K annually.


Earning $98K per year on average, Facilities Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Test Engineers ($96K), Electrical Engineers (approximately $85K), and Software Engineers ($82K). Near the bottom at Viasat, Inc. are Field Application Engineers, pulling in an average of just $71K.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $168K annually. Earning a Cisco Certified Network Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of about $98K per year on average. Viasat, Inc. compensates law degree-holders the most at $168K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Regulatory Compliance; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $150K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the Viasat, Inc. workforce; roughly one in eight of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include C++, Java, and Program Management.


Viasat, Inc.'s employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only two in five employees. A large number of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For nearly all employees, benefits include health insurance, and almost all respondents get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.

Key Stats for Viasat, Inc.


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$45,919 - $119,831
$67,181 - $136,119
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