Nearing the top of the pay scale are Aviation Program Managers, Senior Systems Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, and Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $115K per year, the other salaries come in at approximately $104K, about $102K, and $80K, respectively. Financial Analysts make an average $63K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at L-3 Communications for between five and 10 years earn around $83K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $67K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of L-3 Communications employees (27 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $93K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $101K per year) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; Salt Lake City, Utah (around $86K), Dallas, Texas ($80K), and San Diego, Calif. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Greenville, Texas; in fact, at about $73K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is around $95K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $122K per year for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $115K annually on average. L-3 Communications provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Arts (MA) — these employees rake in approximately $204K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Leadership among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $118K annually. A common skill in L-3 Communications' work force is Microsoft Excel; nearly one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Project Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers report contributing to a 401(k). L-3 Communications provides health insurance to most employees, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.