Supervisory Special Agents are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $142K per year on average; Federal Special Agents are next on the list, bringing in close to $110K, followed by Information Management Specialists earning around $103K and Information Technology Managers making $102K. Financial compensation for Inventory Control Specialists is rather low — on average only about $52K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $64K annually. Survey participants who have worked at U.S. Department Of State for between five and 10 years earn $86K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of U.S. Department Of State employees (31 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $100K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $120K per year) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Arlington, Va. ($103K), Washington, DC ($92K), and Chicago, Ill. (about $78K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $53K) in Alexandria, Va., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across U.S. Department Of State's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Florida earn the most, taking home $110K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make about $139K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to CompTIA Security+ Experts with credentials; these people earn $115K annually on average. It pays to have a Doctorate (PhD) at U.S. Department Of State — these employees make the most at $96K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $147K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; just under a fifth deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Oral / Verbal Communication, Operations Management, and Writing Procedures & Documentation.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (one-half of employees) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most respondents have health insurance, and benefits for just over two-fifths of workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, life insurance, and relocation expenses.