When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($88K annually) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Fort Meade, Md. (about $82K), Honolulu, Hawaii (approximately $80K), and Arlington, Va. (around $75K) are the next top-paying cities. Colorado Springs, Colo. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $40K. Within the firm, employees working in Illinois take home the most — $83K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Electrical Engineers — their earnings average $80K annually. Public Affairs Specialists are a close second at approximately $74K along with Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses ($45K) and Medical Support Assistants (around $39K). Licensed Practical Nurses make an average about $33K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $72K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $45K annually on average. The largest fraction of U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force people (39 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn around $69K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
DAWIA Level III Systems Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $106K annually. CompTIA Security+ Experts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $72K per year. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in about $68K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Systems Engineering; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $111K per year. A common skill in U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force's work force is Project Management; roughly a sixth of survey participants report using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Budget Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force can sometimes lack paid time off; 42 percent get paid vacation days, and half of survey participants receive paid sick leave. The larger part of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a fair number of employees, and for a majority of workers, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.