Nearing the top of the pay scale are Logistics Management Specialists, Electrical Engineers, Information Technology Specialists, and Licensed Practical Nurses; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $83K, the other salaries come in at $80K, $55K, and around $33K, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($87K annually) can be spotted in San Antonio; Fort Drum (about $86K), Fort Meade (approximately $82K), and Aberdeen Proving Ground ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Colorado Springs at about $40K. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workers in New Jersey earn the most — $117K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $44K. Average pay is typically around $64K for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workforce (38 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns $73K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $134K for Licensed Psychologists; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at about $117K per year. Employees who have a Doctorate (PhD) make the most here, hauling in $114K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Systems Engineering in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $128K. Project Management is a popular skill among U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workers, with around one in six of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. As for time away from work, U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force does compensate more than half of workers for sick days, but only half of workers can take paid time off for vacation. At U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force, a little more than half of workers have health insurance, and over one-half of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.