Average Salary for Jet Propulsion Laboratory Employees

Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees take home generous earnings of approximately $95K annually on average. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but how long you've been working and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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  • Updated: 16 Jan 2018
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Robotics Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $175K per year; Senior Systems Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $148K, while Electronics Engineers and Aerospace Systems Engineers rank near the top as well ($107K and approximately $101K, respectively). On the lower end are System Integration Engineers at around $82K on average.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $78K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $102K per year on average. The largest fraction of Jet Propulsion Laboratory people (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $122K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $103K per year for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $84K on average. Jet Propulsion Laboratory compensates B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA)-holders the most at $175K annually.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $118K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Engineering Design; roughly one in five deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Matlab, Systems Engineering, and C++ Programming Language.


With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Jet Propulsion Laboratory's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 38 percent. The vast majority of respondents report having health insurance, and almost all workers report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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