Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $80K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $71K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Tennessee Valley Authority employees (44 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn approximately $94K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($102K per year) can be spotted in Decatur, Ala.; Chattanooga, Tenn. ($100K), Athens, Ala. (about $92K), and Bowling Green, Ky. ($88K) are the next top-paying cities. Cumberland City, Tenn. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $74K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $93K annually) in Tennessee.
The highest average salaries go to Software Engineers, who bring in close to $99K per year, though Senior Contracts Managers are not far behind at approximately $83K along with Nuclear Power Reactor Operators (around $80K) and Contracts Managers (about $71K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $122K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The best paid folks at Tennessee Valley Authority have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning approximately $101K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $122K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Tennessee Valley Authority is Contract Management; slightly less than one-fifth of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Contract Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, and Renewable Energy / Renewable Power.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees take advantage of the company's attractive benefits package; a majority of workers are paid for both vacation and sick time. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Tennessee Valley Authority provides health insurance to most respondents, and most workers do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.