When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($79K per year) can be spotted in Columbia, S.C.; Arlington, Va. ($75K), Lansing, Mich. (approximately $71K), and Montgomery, Ala. ($29K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Virginia, where salaries average out at about $75K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $51K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Army National Guard for between five and 10 years earn $57K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Army National Guard employees (36 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $60K per year on average.
Administrative Officers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $79K annually; Soldiers, Recruiters, and Human Resources Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $78K, $65K, and approximately $55K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
FAA Pilot Licensees have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $79K per year. Earning a Comptia A+ Service Technician certification garners significant financial rewards of $71K annually on average. Those with a Master of Science (MS) at Army National Guard come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $90K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Operations Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $84K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; about one in four consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Recruiting.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only two-fifths of employees. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at Army National Guard are life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.