Average Salary for Viasat, Inc. Employees

People who work for Viasat, Inc. earn excellent salaries of around $95K annually. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for Viasat, Inc. workers, followed by geography and your job title. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Viasat, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Viasat, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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)
$59,042 - $132,300  
[-]Software Engineer (9)
Salary$61,321 - $123,722  
Bonus$679 - $10,168  
Total Pay$59,042 - $132,300  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$58,159 - $126,814  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$59,382 - $118,806  
Bonus$907 - $13,034  
Total Pay$58,159 - $126,814  
[+]Test Engineer (3)
$57,112 - $114,297  
[+]Test Engineer (3)
Salary$58,346 - $111,212  
Total Pay$57,112 - $114,297  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$57,414 - $118,752  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$56,510 - $113,040  
Total Pay$57,414 - $118,752  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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.

Key Stats for Viasat, Inc.


19 %
81 %
$44,529 - $127,171
$64,421 - $145,208
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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