When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($117K per year) can be spotted in Honolulu, Hawaii; Richmond, Va. ($98K), Tacoma, Wash. (approximately $90K), and Warren, Mich. (around $87K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Columbus, Ga. at about $55K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Michigan, where the average salary is $133K annually.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $80K per year on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $71K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $77K per year on average.
Test Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $77K annually; Logistics Management Specialists come in second with median earnings amounting to $76K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Dental Licenses have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $140K annually. On average, salaries rise to $78K per year for accredited CompTIA Network+ Experts. At U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) receive the highest salaries at $121K.
Employees who count Radiology among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $233K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; about one in ten consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Financial Analysis, Network Management / Administration, and Inventory Management.
Benefits and Perks
A third of survey participants — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. A solid majority of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.