Average Salary for L-3 Communications Employees

Operating out of New York City, N.Y., radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company L-3 Communications employs talent in positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Electrical Engineer. The average employee at L-3 Communications takes home $77K annually. Your role at the company influences pay for L-3 Communications workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and geography. 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.

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The highest paychecks go to Aviation Program Managers, who earn an average $120K per year, closely trailed by Senior Systems Engineers (around $106K), Senior Software Engineers ($96K), and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $80K). Near the bottom at L-3 Communications are Financial Analysts, pulling in an average of just $69K.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at L-3 Communications for between five and 10 years earn about $81K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $66K per year on average. The largest slice of the L-3 Communications workforce (27 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $96K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K per year) can be spotted in Alpharetta, Ga.; Philadelphia, Pa. ($87K), Salt Lake City, Utah (around $85K), and Dallas, Texas ($84K) are the next top-paying cities. Waco, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at $68K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at approximately $98K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach $120K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $119K annually. L-3 Communications workers who hold a Master of Arts (MA) are also well compensated, earning $191K on average.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $96K per year. A common skill in L-3 Communications' work force is Microsoft Office; close to a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word as well.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, L-3 Communications provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of workers participate. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage. L-3 Communications employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for L-3 Communications


25 %
75 %
$48,881 - $96,667
$58,122 - $108,817

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$58,132 - $108,036
$71,501 - $108,072
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$62,780 - $93,621
$32,681 - $99,455
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