When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $117K annually) can be spotted in Honolulu, Hawaii; Richmond, Va. (approximately $98K), Tacoma, Wash. (around $90K), and Warren, Mich. ($87K) are the next top-paying cities. At $70K, Columbus, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Michigan, where the average salary is $133K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $83K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $71K per year. The largest fraction of U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force people (37 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn around $89K annually on average.
Test Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $77K per year; Logistics Management Specialists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $76K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Dental Licenses receive bigger paychecks ($140K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a CompTIA Network+ Expert is rewarded with median pay of around $78K annually. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) — these employees rake in approximately $121K per year.
When it comes to skills, Radiology seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $233K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workforce; roughly one in seven of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Financial Analysis, Budget Management, and Media / Public Relations.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 35 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. A majority of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force sponsors. For a strong majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.