Earning $148K annually on average, Senior Systems Engineers receive the most money, followed by Contracts Managers ($129K), Program Project Managers ($116K), and Senior Electrical Engineers (about $112K). Mechanical Engineers make an average around $63K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $64K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $67K annually. The largest fraction of DRS Technologies, Inc. people (38 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $103K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $100K annually) can be spotted in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Herndon, Va. ($91K), St. Louis, Mo. (approximately $89K), and Tampa, Fla. (around $82K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($63K) in Washington, DC, one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Maryland pays DRS Technologies, Inc. the most — about $130K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Certificate Holders receive bigger paychecks (approximately $118K annually) than those without credentials. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME); DRS Technologies, Inc. awards around $115K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Customer Relationship Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $122K per year. Microsoft Office is regularly seen around here; just under one-fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Engineering Design, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at DRS Technologies, Inc.; the company rewards only 45 percent with paid vacation time and only one in seven workers with sick leave. Nearly all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The vast majority of employees report having health insurance, and most employees report having dental coverage. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and gym membership.