Senior Systems Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $116K annually; Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers, Software Research & Development Engineers, and Software Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $109K, $105K, and $105K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Sandia National Laboratories are Project Control Analysts — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $72K.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $85K per year. The largest slice of the Sandia National Laboratories workforce (27 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $105K annually.
By state, Sandia National Laboratories employees make the most in California, earning $114K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $121K annually for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of about $115K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, Sandia National Laboratories pays those with a Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) the most — $110K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Matlab; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $110K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; slightly less than a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
45 percent have paid vacation, and only about a third of respondents can take paid time off for illness. Almost all employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Sandia National Laboratories provides health insurance to almost all respondents, and nearly all workers do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are flexible hours, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.