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.