The highest average salaries go to Principal Software Engineers, who bring in close to around $132K annually, though Aviation Program Managers are not far behind at $115K along with Senior Network Engineers (about $93K) and Contract Administrators ($78K). Near the bottom at DRS Technologies, Inc. are Network Administrators, pulling in an average of just $60K.
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. Overall, the greater share of DRS Technologies, Inc. folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average about $69K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K per year) can be spotted in Tampa, Fla.; Herndon, Va. ($83K), Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (approximately $83K), and St. Louis, Mo. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Johnstown, Pa. — at around $50K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $95K annually) in Florida.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn $115K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to about $95K annually for accredited Certified Federal Contracts Managers. DRS Technologies, Inc. compensates Master of Science (MS)-holders the most at around $83K per year.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $98K annually. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; roughly one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and C++ Programming Language.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for most survey participants. DRS Technologies, Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.