The highest paychecks go to Aviation Program Managers, who earn around $117K, closely trailed by Senior Software Engineers (approximately $94K), Electrical Engineers (about $91K), and Senior Systems Engineers ($91K). Earning only $63K, Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $62K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $81K. The largest fraction of L-3 Communications people (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $91K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($108K per year) can be spotted in Reston; Waco (approximately $98K), San Diego (around $98K), and Dallas (about $78K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $58K) is Cincinnati. By state, Massachusetts offers the highest pay at around $105K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $111K for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people typically earn $110K per year. L-3 Communications provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS), Business Management — these employees rake in approximately $164K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $104K. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among L-3 Communications workers, with slightly less than one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and C++.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at L-3 Communications; the company rewards only 43 percent with paid vacation time and only 22 percent with sick leave. Nearly all workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Perks cover health insurance for a solid majority of workers and dental coverage for a strong majority of workers. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.