The highest paychecks go to Army Officers, who earn an average $79K per year, closely trailed by Logistics Managers (around $72K), Information Technology Specialists ($47K), and Intelligence Analysts (about $44K). Earning only $29K on average, Soldiers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $38K annually on average. The largest fraction of U.S. Army people (30 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $50K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($62K annually) can be spotted in Augusta, Ga.; San Antonio, Texas (about $60K), Colorado Springs, Colo. (around $53K), and Fayetteville, N.C. ($53K) are the next top-paying cities. Killeen, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $42K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across U.S. Army's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Virginia earn the most, taking home $74K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make approximately $90K annually. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $84K per year. Those with a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) at U.S. Army come out on top, and their salaries approach about $112K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $87K per year. Operations Management is a popular skill among U.S. Army workers, with approximately one in seven of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Leadership, and Microsoft Excel.
U.S. Army's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
U.S. Army lets only one in three workers take paid vacation and only a quarter of workers take sick leave. Roughly one in three workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all workers, and most employees report receiving dental coverage as well. U.S. Army employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and relocation expenses.