Years of Experience
Average pay is typically approximately $84K for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $67K. Overall, the greater share of Viasat, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $123K per year.
Median pay is highest in San Diego (about $125K annually), followed by Encinitas (around $124K), Atlanta ($106K), and Denver ($97K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $64K) is Duluth. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $109K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Software Engineers, who bring in close to approximately $100K, though Facilities Project Managers are not far behind at $98K along with Test Engineers (around $96K) and Mechanical Engineers ($87K). On the lower end are Electrical Engineers at about $80K.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $180K. Licensed Lawyers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $153K annually. Viasat, Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Electrical Engineering (EE) are also well compensated, earning $170K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Program Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $152K. A common skill in Viasat, Inc.'s work force is Project Management; nearly one-seventh of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know C++, Linux, and Engineering Design.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Viasat, Inc.'s employees.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only one-half of workers report compensation for sick days and vacation time. A strong majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Nearly all workers receive health insurance, and the vast majority of workers get dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.