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 Mechanical Engineer and Aviation Program Manager positions. The average employee at L-3 Communications takes home $76K annually. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at L-3 Communications, but how long you've been working and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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New York City, New York 10016


Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment, Aerospace Engineering

L3 Communications, L3 Technology, Inc.

Source: Freebase


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.

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Key Stats for L-3 Communications


24 %
76 %
$48,047 - $92,303
$58,628 - $109,116

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$57,341 - $106,605
$71,612 - $108,350
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$63,091 - $92,623
$32,681 - $101,473
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