When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($79K per year) can be spotted in Columbia, S.C.; Lansing, Mich. (around $71K), Arlington, Va. (about $68K), and Alexandria, La. (approximately $50K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Pennsylvania, where the average salary is $81K annually.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $62K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $56K annually on average. The largest fraction of Army National Guard people (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $61K per year on average.
The highest paychecks go to Human Resources Managers, who earn an average approximately $80K annually, closely trailed by Soldiers ($78K), Senior Human Resources Managers (around $78K), and Recruiters ($65K).
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $79K per year for FAA Pilot Licensees; non-accredited workers make much less. Cisco Certified Network Associates with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $77K annually. At Army National Guard, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $67K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $75K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Army National Guard is Microsoft Office, with nearly one in five considering it a key competency. Microsoft Excel, Recruiting, and Microsoft Word were also reported by many survey participants.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Army National Guard's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Army National Guard gives paid vacation days to 42 percent and sick leave to 35 percent. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Army National Guard, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of respondents also include dental insurance. Some other perks are life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.