When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($127K per year) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; Mclean, Va. ($87K), Washington, DC (approximately $83K), and Huntsville, Ala. (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Albuquerque, N.M. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $68K. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workers in Virginia earn the most — around $100K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $77K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $61K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) employees (31 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $94K per year on average.
Senior Systems Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $99K annually; Information Security Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to around $72K, while Network Engineers and Software Engineers rank near the top as well ($71K and $69K, respectively). Mechanical Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $62K.
Certifications and Degrees
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers receive bigger paychecks (approximately $132K per year) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $114K annually for accredited Project Management Professionals. Those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) come out on top, and their salaries approach around $176K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $103K annually. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) workers, with approximately one-tenth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Java.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). At Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a fair number of employees have health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.