Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $60K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average $64K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $92K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Miami, Fla. (approximately $85K), Tampa, Fla. ($79K), and Silver Spring, Md. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $48K) in Denver, Colo., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to $92K annually.
Project Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $87K per year; Education Program Coordinators come in second with median earnings amounting to approximately $76K, and Geographic Information Systems Analysts rank near the top as well ($57K).
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make $54K annually. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — these employees rake in about $91K per year.
When it comes to skills, Statistical Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $96K annually. A relatively widespread skill at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is Data Analysis; about a fourth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Geographic Information Systems, Project Management, and Construction Estimating.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 43 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A majority of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all survey participants, and a majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration folks also make good use of a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and optional telecommute / work from home.