Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $81K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $64K per year on average. The largest fraction of L-3 Communications people (28 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $90K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $104K per year) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; San Diego, Calif. (about $90K), Waco, Texas (approximately $86K), and Dallas, Texas ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $59K) is Cincinnati, Ohio. Across L-3 Communications' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Massachusetts earn the most, taking home about $124K annually.
Senior Electrical Engineers earn the highest median pay at $112K per year, followed by Electrical Engineers (around $88K), Senior Software Engineers ($85K), and Software Engineers ($80K). On the lower end are Mechanical Engineers at approximately $70K on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $124K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $96K per year on average. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS), Business Management at L-3 Communications — these employees make the most at $171K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Program Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $127K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the L-3 Communications workforce; close to one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Engineering Design, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, almost all workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for most employees. L-3 Communications employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.