Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $71K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $82K annually. The largest slice of the Orbital Sciences Corporation workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $101K per year.
Senior Principal Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $119K annually; Principal Mechanical Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $106K, while Senior Systems Engineers and Senior Mechanical Engineers rank near the top as well ($91K and around $91K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at Orbital Sciences Corporation are Electrical Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches $73K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($93K per year) can be spotted in Sterling, Va.; Chandler, Ariz. (about $92K), Phoenix, Ariz. ($82K), and Greenbelt, Md. (approximately $78K) are the next top-paying cities. Gilbert, Ariz. ranks low on the pay scale — at $63K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $96K annually) in Utah.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $148K per year for Project Management Certificate Holders, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to approximately $101K annually for accredited Certified Six Sigma Green Belts. Regarding salaries and education, Orbital Sciences Corporation pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) the most — around $111K.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $98K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; around one in three consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Matlab, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At Orbital Sciences Corporation, a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and flexible hours.