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Average Salary for Viasat, Inc. Employees

Viasat, Inc. workers are not strangers to large paychecks, where average earnings swell to $95K per year. Though geography and your role at the company do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at Viasat, Inc. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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 (7)
$60,501 - $138,345  
[-]Software Engineer (7)
Salary$64,085 - $128,625  
Bonus$795 - $10,982  
Total Pay$60,501 - $138,345  
[+]Test Engineer (3)
$57,754 - $118,232  
[+]Test Engineer (3)
Salary$58,465 - $116,138  
Total Pay$57,754 - $118,232  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$58,185 - $129,605  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$59,720 - $121,828  
Bonus$1,032 - $13,925  
Total Pay$58,185 - $129,605  
[+]Facilities Project Manager (2)
$69,523 - $127,047  
[+]Facilities Project Manager (2)
Salary$70,676 - $116,844  
Total Pay$69,523 - $127,047  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
United States (change)

Years of Experience

Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach $84K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $67K. A typical employee has 10-19 years of experience and earns $123K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $125K per year) can be spotted in San Diego; Encinitas ($124K), Atlanta (approximately $106K), and Denver (about $97K) are the next top-paying cities. Duluth is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $64K. By state, California offers the highest pay at $109K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Software Engineers — their earnings average $100K. Facilities Project Managers are a close second at approximately $98K along with Test Engineers ($96K) and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $87K). At around $80K, Electrical Engineers are among the lowest paid at Viasat, Inc.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $180K for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Licensed Lawyer certification garners significant financial rewards of about $153K per year. Viasat, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Electrical Engineering (EE) — these employees rake in $170K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Program Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $152K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; nearly one in seven consider it a key competency. Key skills also include 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

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only half of workers. A strong majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The vast majority of workers can count on health insurance, and almost all workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Key Stats

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

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