Engineering Senior Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $111K — though Metallurgical Engineers, Contracts Managers, and Senior Contracts Managers also do fairly well at approximately $89K, about $85K, and $83K, respectively. Financial compensation for Electrical Engineers is rather low — only $78K — relative to the rest of the company.
Median pay is highest in Chattanooga ($91K annually), followed by the company's headquarter city of Knoxville ($90K), Cumberland City (approximately $74K), and Spring City ($72K). Nashville is near the bottom for pay at $65K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make about $70K. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $88K. The largest fraction of Tennessee Valley Authority people (44 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn about $89K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $113K. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make $92K. At Tennessee Valley Authority, employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME) receive the highest salaries at $100K.
Skill-wise, employees who report People Management as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $105K on average. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; approximately one-fourth deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Contract Management, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Tennessee Valley Authority offers its employees an attractive benefits package; more than half of workers are paid for both vacation time and sick days. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of workers, and a strong majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.