Test Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $96K annually on average; Radio Frequency Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $89K, followed by Electrical Engineers earning approximately $80K and Software Engineers making $78K. On the lower end are Financial Analysts at about $43K on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $80K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $69K annually on average. The largest fraction of Viasat, Inc. people (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $113K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in Gilbert, Ariz.; San Diego, Calif. (around $94K), Denver, Colo. ($93K), and Atlanta, Ga. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Englewood, Colo.; in fact, at $64K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Viasat, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Arizona earn the most, taking home around $93K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Information Systems Security Professionals, who make about $114K annually. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) at Viasat, Inc. — these employees make the most at $122K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Linux among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $135K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; nearly one in eight consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Security Testing and Auditing, Microsoft Excel, and Security Policies and Procedures as well.
Benefits and Perks
42 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. To plan for old age, a large number of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Almost all workers have health insurance, and benefits for nearly all survey participants also include dental insurance. Viasat, Inc. folks also make good use of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a stock purchase plan.