Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $62K annually. The largest fraction of Sierra Nevada Corporation people (52 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn about $77K per year on average.
The highest average salaries go to Aviation Program Managers, who bring in close to around $102K annually, though Mechanical Engineers are not far behind at approximately $65K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Hagerstown, Md. ($87K), Centennial, Colo. ($86K), and Reno, Nev. (about $85K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Sparks, Nev.; in fact, at around $61K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $94K per year) in Colorado.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $80K annually. Sierra Nevada Corporation compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc)-holders the most at approximately $85K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Contract Negotiation; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $106K annually. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; roughly a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Project Management, Computer Aided Design, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
One-half of employees receive paid vacation, and only one in eight respondents get sick leave. Nearly all survey participants save for retirement through Sierra Nevada Corporation's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for almost all workers and dental coverage for nearly all employees. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, and relocation expenses.