Average Salary for U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force Employees

U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force pays its employees $74K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force employees is where you live, though how long you've been working and your job title play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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.

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Key Stats for U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force


41 %
59 %
$38,458 - $73,712
$43,296 - $114,135

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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