When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $88K per year) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Fort Meade, Md. ($82K), Aberdeen, Md. (around $65K), and Columbus, Ga. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Colorado Springs, Colo. is near the bottom for pay at about $40K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New Jersey, where they average to $117K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Electrical Engineers, who earn an average about $80K per year, closely trailed by Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses ($45K), Medical Support Assistants (around $39K), and Licensed Practical Nurses (approximately $33K).
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $75K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $44K per year. The largest slice of the U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workforce (39 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, approximately $64K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $134K per year for Licensed Psychologists; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt is rewarded with median pay of $117K annually. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force workers who hold a Doctorate (PhD) are also well compensated, earning $114K on average.
Employees who count Systems Engineering among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $111K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, nearly one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
As for time away from work, U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force does compensate the larger part of workers for sick days, but only one-half of workers can take paid time off for vacation. The larger part of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A strong majority of employees report having health insurance, and a majority of workers report having dental coverage. U.S. Army's Civilian Work Force employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.