Earning approximately $118K per year on average, Aviation Program Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Systems Engineers (about $105K), Senior Software Engineers ($97K), and Software Engineers ($80K). Financial Analysts make an average $69K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $66K annually on average. Average pay is $83K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $95K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $101K per year) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; San Diego, Calif. (about $88K), Salt Lake City, Utah ($85K), and Dallas, Texas (approximately $84K) are the next top-paying cities. Greenville, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at $72K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, L-3 Communications employees make the most in California, earning $95K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make about $122K per year. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $103K annually. L-3 Communications compensates Master of Arts (MA)-holders the most at $191K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $98K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; just under one-fifth consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents save for retirement through L-3 Communications' 401(k) plan. Most workers can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. L-3 Communications employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.