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Average Salary for U.S. Department of Defense Employees

How This Employer Pays

U.S. Department of Defense typically pays:
-2%
below market

Similar employers pay:
3%
above market
Employer: U.S. Department of Defense
Average Salary Range by Job
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$0$50K$100K$150K
[-]Information Technology Specialist (10)
$32,517 - $97,343  
   
[-]Information Technology Specialist (10)
Salary$32,215 - $97,343  
   
Total Pay$32,517 - $97,343  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (9)
$58,231 - $124,313  
   
[+]Mechanical Engineer (9)
Salary$62,127 - $112,378  
   
Bonus$309.01 - $6,224  
Total Pay$58,231 - $124,313  
[+]Contract Specialist (7)
$36,891 - $98,182  
   
[+]Contract Specialist (7)
Salary$40,163 - $85,254  
   
Bonus$7.26 - $2,315  
Total Pay$36,891 - $98,182  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist (5)
$38,260 - $100,472  
   
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist (5)
Salary$43,832 - $92,237  
   
Total Pay$38,260 - $100,472  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 364
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Typical Benefits
Vacation Weeks
3.0 Weeks
2.8 Weeks
3.4 Weeks
Gender Breakdown
31%
68%
25%
74%
24%
75%
Years of Experience
 
1-4
5-9
10-19
20+
 
1-4
5-9
10-19
20+
 
1-4
5-9
10-19
20+
Popular Perks
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Life Insurance/Disability
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Casual Dress/Atmosphere

Key Stats

Gender

Female

31 %

female alumni

Male

69 %

male alumni
Salary
$37,163 - $90,541
Salary
$52,115 - $105,596

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

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