Engineering Program Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $152K; Contracts Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $129K, while Program Project Managers and Senior Electrical Engineers rank near the top as well (around $116K and $112K, respectively). On the lower end are Mechanical Engineers at $65K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $127K annually) can be spotted in Melbourne; Gaithersburg (around $125K), St. Louis (approximately $100K), and Dallas ($98K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $77K) is Fort Walton Beach. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Maryland pays DRS Technologies, Inc. the most — about $130K per year on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $63K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $71K. The largest slice of the DRS Technologies, Inc. workforce (39 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns $108K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $122K. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Certificate Holder is rewarded at around $118K per year. DRS Technologies, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) are also well compensated, earning $130K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Word among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $126K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; roughly one in four consider it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, DRS Technologies, Inc. gives paid vacation to half of workers and paid sick leave to one in six workers. A 401(k) program is available, and the vast majority of workers use it to save for retirement. For a solid majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage, too. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.