Years of Experience
Average pay is $98K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Tesla Motors folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $83K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $118K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Palo Alto, Calif. (approximately $102K), Fremont, Calif. ($91K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($89K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $82K) is Sparks, Nev. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $94K annually on average.
Senior Mechanical Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $110K per year — though Controls Engineers, Firmware Engineers, and Manufacturing Engineers also do fairly well at approximately $97K, $95K, and $89K, respectively. Near the bottom at Tesla Motors are Industrial Engineers, pulling in an average of just about $79K.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders earn around $132K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $122K per year. Tesla Motors compensates Graduate Certificate, Automotive Technology-holders the most at $133K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Manufacturing Process Engineering; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $97K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Tesla Motors is Project Management, with just under one in five considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. For almost all workers, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too. Tesla Motors employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, stock options, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, and free drinks.