Earning around $117K per year on average, Security Engineers receive the most money, followed by System Integration Engineers ($91K), Software Engineers ($78K), and Electrical Engineers (approximately $77K). Earning only about $43K on average, Financial Analysts make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($126K annually) can be spotted in Phoenix, Ariz.; Gilbert, Ariz. (around $100K), San Diego, Calif. ($92K), and Denver, Colo. ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Bryan, Texas; in fact, at approximately $55K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Arizona offers the highest pay at $118K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $72K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Viasat, Inc. employees (37 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $69K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $121K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Ethical Hackers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $114K per year. Viasat, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) — these employees rake in about $135K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Systems Engineering; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $171K per year. Linux is a popular skill in the Viasat, Inc. workforce; less than ten percent of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, C++, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. The vast majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for nearly all employees also include dental insurance. Viasat, Inc. folks also make good use of a casual working environment, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and flexible hours.