The highest paychecks go to Aviation Program Managers, who earn an average around $115K annually, closely trailed by Principal Mechanical Engineers ($107K), Senior Mechanical Engineers ($78K), and Contract Administrators ($78K). Near the bottom at DRS Technologies, Inc. are Facility Security Officers, pulling in an average of just about $56K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $67K per year. The largest fraction of DRS Technologies, Inc. people (35 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn around $67K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($83K per year) can be spotted in Herndon, Va.; Tampa, Fla. (about $81K), St. Louis, Mo. ($78K), and Fort Walton Beach, Fla. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $50K) is Johnstown, Pa. By state, DRS Technologies, Inc. employees make the most in Florida, earning $86K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($123K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded with median pay of about $97K annually. Regarding salaries and education, DRS Technologies, Inc. pays those with a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) the most — around $96K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $98K per year. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; approximately one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of employees report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of survey participants, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. DRS Technologies, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.