When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($88K per year) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Fort Meade, Md. ($82K), Honolulu, Hawaii (around $80K), and Aberdeen, Md. (about $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $40K) is Colorado Springs, Colo. The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where salaries average out at $117K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Electrical Engineers, who bring in close to about $80K per year, though Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses are not far behind at approximately $45K along with Medical Support Assistants ($39K) and Licensed Practical Nurses (around $33K).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $44K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $75K per year. The largest fraction of U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force people (39 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn around $64K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts earn $117K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a DAWIA Level III Systems Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of $106K annually on average. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force come out on top, and their salaries approach $91K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Microsoft Office; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $113K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workforce; roughly one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Systems Engineering.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits include paid time off, but U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force hands out more sick days than vacation days; just over a half of workers report receiving the former, but only half of respondents report receiving the latter. A majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force provides health insurance to a fair number of employees, and more than half of workers do receive dental coverage. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.