Supervisory Special Agents earn the highest median pay at about $152K per year, followed by Federal Special Agents ($110K), Information Management Specialists ($103K), and Information Technology Managers (approximately $102K). Among the lower-paid positions at U.S. Department Of State are Inventory Control Specialists — the median salary for this role approaches $52K.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $86K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $64K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of U.S. Department Of State employees (30 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $98K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $120K per year) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Arlington, Va. ($103K), Washington, DC (about $91K), and Chicago, Ill. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $53K) is Alexandria, Va. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Florida pays U.S. Department Of State the most — around $110K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $139K per year for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a CompTIA Security+ Expert is rewarded with median pay of approximately $115K annually. U.S. Department Of State workers who hold a Doctorate (PhD) are also well compensated, earning $96K on average.
In this position, it pays to have Leadership in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $147K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the U.S. Department Of State workforce; a little less than one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Oral / Verbal Communication, Operations Management, and Writing Procedures & Documentation.
Benefits and Perks
One-half of employees — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at U.S. Department Of State, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for just over two-fifths of workers. A few more workplace perks are a company cell phone, life insurance, and relocation expenses.