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

A salary of $75K per year is the median rate at U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force. Geography plays the largest role in compensation at U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force, but your experience level and your role at the company affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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.

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


39 %
61 %
$38,614 - $83,000
$41,465 - $104,541
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20 years or more

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