Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $64K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $81K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of L-3 Communications employees (28 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $90K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($104K annually) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; San Diego, Calif. (approximately $90K), Waco, Texas (around $86K), and Dallas, Texas ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $59K, Cincinnati, Ohio is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Massachusetts, where salaries average out at $124K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Electrical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, and Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $112K annually, the other salaries come in at about $88K, $85K, and about $80K, respectively. Earning only approximately $70K on average, Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Information Systems Security Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $124K per year. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $96K annually on average. At L-3 Communications, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Business Management receive the highest salaries at $171K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Program Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $127K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, close to one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Engineering Design, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of L-3 Communications' employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Most respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.