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Average Salary for U.S. Department of Defense Employees

How This Employer Pays

U.S. Department of Defense typically pays:
-3%
below market
Similar employers pay:
6%
above market
Employer: U.S. Department of Defense
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
[-]Mechanical Engineer (12)
$53,505 - $123,986  
   
[-]Mechanical Engineer (12)
Salary$52,741 - $109,262  
   
Bonus$276.38 - $7,098  
Total Pay$53,505 - $123,986  
[+]Information Technology Specialist (10)
$32,517 - $97,343  
   
[+]Information Technology Specialist (10)
Salary$32,215 - $97,343  
   
Total Pay$32,517 - $97,343  
[+]Contract Specialist (7)
$39,204 - $94,146  
   
[+]Contract Specialist (7)
Salary$38,919 - $87,875  
   
Bonus$7.51 - $6,438  
Total Pay$39,204 - $94,146  
[+]Electrical Engineer (6)
$54,681 - $129,826  
   
[+]Electrical Engineer (6)
Salary$58,926 - $120,494  
   
Total Pay$54,681 - $129,826  
 Precise Range (?
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 373
United States (change)

Key Stats

Female
32 %
Male
68 %
Salary
$36,979 - $91,771
Salary
$51,964 - $103,329
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
28%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

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