When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K per year) can be spotted in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Spring City, Tenn. (approximately $85K), the company's headquarter city of Knoxville, Tenn. (about $83K), and Cumberland City, Tenn. (around $74K) are the next top-paying cities. Nashville, Tenn. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $52K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Tennessee, where they average to $90K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $80K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $70K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Tennessee Valley Authority employees (49 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $89K per year on average.
The highest paychecks go to Nuclear Power Reactor Operators, who earn about $98K annually on average, closely trailed by Metallurgical Engineers ($90K) and Senior Contracts Managers (approximately $85K).
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $117K per year. Tennessee Valley Authority compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at about $90K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Renewable Energy / Renewable Power; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $109K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Tennessee Valley Authority is Contract Negotiation; slightly less than a fifth of employees use it for work. Contract Management, Scheduling, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees take advantage of the company's attractive benefits package; a little more than half of workers are paid for both vacation and sick time. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Tennessee Valley Authority, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for most respondents, dental coverage is too. Tennessee Valley Authority employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.