Average Salary for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Employees

Operating out of Livermore, Calif., research & development company Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employs talent in positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Electrical Engineer. Workers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $106K. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though how long you've been working and geography are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Median Salary by Job


Mechanical Engineer
8 profiles

Electrical Engineer
4 profiles

Senior Mechanical Engineer
3 profiles

United States (change)

Staff Scientist
2 profiles

Application Developer
2 profiles

Program Project Manager
2 profiles

2 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 08 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55
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About This Company

Livermore, California 

Research & Development, Biotechnology

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Source: Freebase


Senior Mechanical Engineers earn the highest median pay at $200K annually, followed by Physicists ($148K), Application Developers ($127K), and Electrical Engineers (about $119K). Financial compensation for Research Scientists is rather low — on average only around $80K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $94K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $111K annually. The largest slice of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory workforce (28 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $113K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks ($130K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $120K per year for accredited Engineer in Trainings. At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, employees who hold a Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) receive the highest salaries at $124K.


When it comes to skills, C++ Programming Language seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $132K annually. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; approximately one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Matlab, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, half of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas slightly more than half of workers report receiving the latter. A large number of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of survey participants can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


26 %
74 %
$48,140 - $109,875
$74,558 - $132,258

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$65,889 - $132,000
$75,503 - $122,084
$111,587 - $175,122
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$74,750 - $126,350

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