Information Technology Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $84K annually; Administrative Officers, Recruiters, and Public Affairs Specialists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $67K, $60K, and approximately $52K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Army National Guard are Accounting Technicians — the median salary for this role approaches $45K.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $48K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $56K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Army National Guard employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $57K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $83K annually) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Washington, DC (about $72K), Springfield, Ill. ($57K), and St. Paul, Minn. ($56K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $46K) in Charleston, W.Va., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Indiana pays Army National Guard the most — $92K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Microsoft Certified Professionals earn $84K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Army National Guard provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in $90K per year.
Employees who count Recruiting among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $71K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Army National Guard workers, with around a sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Project Management round out the set of key employee skills.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only 28 percent at Army National Guard enjoy paid vacation time, and just two in five employees can take sick leave. More than a third of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A fair number of survey participants report having health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.