Bringing in the most money are Soldiers — their earnings average $78K annually. Human Resources Managers are a close second at around $68K along with Recruiters ($52K) and Human Resources Assistants (about $49K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $79K per year) can be spotted in Columbia, S.C.; Lansing, Mich. ($71K), Arlington, Va. (about $68K), and Alexandria, La. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Pennsylvania, where the average Army National Guard employee makes approximately $81K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $55K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $61K annually. The largest slice of the Army National Guard workforce (38 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $58K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
FAA Pilot Licensees receive bigger paychecks (around $79K annually) than those without credentials. Cisco Certified Network Associates also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $72K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Army National Guard — these employees make the most at $61K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $85K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Army National Guard is Microsoft Office; slightly less than a fourth of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Human Resources Information System.
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
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only half of workers. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of employees also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.