When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K annually) can be spotted in Chattanooga, Tenn.; the company's headquarter city of Knoxville, Tenn. (about $83K), Cumberland City, Tenn. (around $74K), and Nashville, Tenn. ($52K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Kentucky, where salaries average out at $105K per year.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $70K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $80K per year. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $92K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Nuclear Power Reactor Operators, who earn $96K per year on average, closely trailed by Metallurgical Engineers (about $92K) and Senior Contracts Managers (around $85K).
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $122K annually. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Tennessee Valley Authority come out on top, and their salaries approach $91K per year.
In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $113K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Contract Negotiation; just under one-fifth consider it a key competency. Contract Management, Project Management, and Scheduling are also desirable skills.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Tennessee Valley Authority's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees — the larger part of employees — are lucky enough to receive paid vacation and paid sick leave. Tennessee Valley Authority helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. Tennessee Valley Authority employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.