Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $42K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $54K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of U.S. Army employees (28 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $68K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $95K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Tacoma, Wash. ($70K), San Antonio, Texas ($67K), and Fayetteville, N.C. (around $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($45K) in El Paso, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. Army workers in Virginia earn the most — approximately $90K per year on average.
The highest paychecks go to Intelligence Officers, who earn an average $80K annually, closely trailed by Operations Managers (about $74K), Logistics Managers ($72K), and Information Technology Specialists ($54K). With salaries averaging about $37K, Diesel Mechanics are among the lowest paid at U.S. Army.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn approximately $102K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials; these people earn around $89K annually on average. The best paid folks at U.S. Army have a Master of Science (MS), Administration, earning $167K per year.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $92K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; nearly one in ten consider it a key competency. Other top skills include Operations Management, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 45 percent receiving paid vacation and two in five workers receiving paid sick days. Just over two-fifths of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For the vast majority of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and relocation expenses.