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

U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force employees bring home $73K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workers, followed by your job title and how long you've been working. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($88K per year) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Fort Meade, Md. ($82K), Honolulu, Hawaii (around $80K), and Aberdeen, Md. (approximately $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Colorado Springs, Colo. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $40K. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workers in New Jersey earn the most — $117K annually on average.


Electrical Engineers earn the highest median pay at $80K per year, followed by Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses (about $45K), Medical Support Assistants ($39K), and Licensed Practical Nurses (around $33K).

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $75K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $44K per year. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $64K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $117K per year for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a DAWIA Level III Systems Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of $106K annually on average. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in approximately $91K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Microsoft Office; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $113K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force is Project Management, with one in five considering it a key competency. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Systems Engineering were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

The company allows over one-half of workers to take paid time off for illness, but only half of respondents get paid vacation days. The larger part of employees report contributing to a 401(k). A fair number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a little more than half of workers get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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


36 %
64 %
$38,016 - $90,745
$39,844 - $91,339
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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