When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $117K per year) can be spotted in Honolulu, Hawaii; Richmond, Va. ($98K), Tacoma, Wash. ($90K), and Warren, Mich. (around $87K) are the next top-paying cities. Columbus, Ga. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $55K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Michigan, where the average salary is about $133K annually.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force for between five and 10 years earn approximately $80K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $71K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force employees (36 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $77K per year on average.
Test Engineers earn the highest median pay at $77K annually, followed by Logistics Management Specialists ($76K) per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Dental License certainly has its perks — salaries approach $140K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a CompTIA Network+ Expert is rewarded with median pay of approximately $78K per year. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) are also well compensated, earning $121K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Radiology among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $233K annually. A garden variety skill at U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force is Project Management; roughly a tenth of U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Financial Analysis, Network Management / Administration, and Inventory Management.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three employees receive paid vacation and sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. A fair number of employees report having health insurance, and a majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.