The highest average salaries go to Public Affairs Specialists, who bring in close to about $74K 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 ($33K).
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $45K annually on average. Average pay is around $75K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force employees (39 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn about $74K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $88K per year) can be spotted in Augusta, Ga.; San Antonio, Texas ($88K), Honolulu, Hawaii (around $80K), and Tacoma, Wash. ($72K) are the next top-paying cities. At $65K, Columbus, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Illinois take home the most — around $89K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $106K per year for DAWIA Level III Systems Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a CompTIA Security+ Expert certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $72K annually on average. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) — these employees rake in about $116K per year.
Employees who count Systems Engineering among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $111K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around one in eight of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Data Analysis, Training, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only 37 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. The larger part of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A fair number of workers receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force folks also make good use of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.