Principal Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $132K annually — though Aviation Program Managers, Senior Network Engineers, and Contract Administrators also do fairly well at $115K, $93K, and $78K, respectively. Network Administrators at DRS Technologies, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $60K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $70K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of around $69K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $94K per year) can be spotted in Tampa, Fla.; Herndon, Va. ($83K), Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (about $83K), and St. Louis, Mo. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $50K) is Johnstown, Pa. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Florida; salaries there average to about $95K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $115K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Federal Contracts Managers with credentials; these people earn approximately $95K annually on average. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS) make the most here, hauling in $83K per year.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $98K annually. A relatively widespread skill at DRS Technologies, Inc. is Engineering Design; around one in four of employees use it for work. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and C++ Programming Language are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most survey participants, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.