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Average Salary for L-3 Communications Employees

Based in New York City, N.Y.,radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment player L-3 Communications offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Mechanical Engineer positions. The average L-3 Communications employee earns $75K annually. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, your city and your role at the company are also reported as secondary influences on salary at L-3 Communications. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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L-3 Communications typically pays:
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Employer: L-3 Communications
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About This Company

New York City, New York 10016


Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment, Aerospace Engineering

L3 Communications, L3 Technology, Inc.

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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.

Key Stats for L-3 Communications


19 %
81 %
$46,703 - $87,132
$54,984 - $110,511
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
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