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[-]Accountant (2)
$42,331 - $87,708  
   
[-]Accountant (2)
Salary$44,580 - $82,264  
   
Total Pay$42,331 - $87,708  
[+]Accounting Technician (3)
$27,519 - $54,055  
   
[+]Accounting Technician (3)
Bonus$64.22 - $1,988  
   
Total Pay$27,519 - $54,055  
[+]Actuary (2)
$44,620 - $160,025  
   
[+]Actuary (2)
Salary$48,466 - $150,556  
   
Total Pay$44,620 - $160,025  
[+]Administrative Assistant (4)
$24,062 - $50,583  
   
[+]Administrative Assistant (4)
Salary$23,809 - $50,582  
   
Total Pay$24,062 - $50,583  
[+]Air Traffic Controller (2)
$54,706 - $176,415  
   
[+]Air Traffic Controller (2)
Salary$57,467 - $176,868  
   
Total Pay$54,706 - $176,415  
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[+]Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician (3)
$29,772 - $71,107  
   
[+]Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician (3)
Salary$25,457 - $69,176  
   
Bonus$117.88 - $4,562  
Total Pay$29,772 - $71,107  
[+]Army Captain, Infantry (2)
$39,113 - $106,894  
   
[+]Army Captain, Infantry (2)
Salary$37,126 - $103,495  
   
Total Pay$39,113 - $106,894  
[+]Auditor (2)
$40,799 - $85,846  
   
[+]Auditor (2)
Salary$38,126 - $73,979  
   
Total Pay$40,799 - $85,846  
[+]Avionics Technician (2)
$26,778 - $65,161  
   
[+]Avionics Technician (2)
Salary$28,713 - $65,694  
   
Total Pay$26,778 - $65,161  
[+]Budget Analyst (2)
$46,677 - $92,289  
   
[+]Budget Analyst (2)
Salary$46,135 - $92,805  
   
Total Pay$46,677 - $92,289  
[+]Chemical Engineer (3)
$52,999 - $138,505  
   
[+]Chemical Engineer (3)
Salary$52,256 - $121,511  
   
Total Pay$52,999 - $138,505  
[+]Chief Operations Officer (COO) (2)
$91,770 - $207,476  
   
[+]Chief Operations Officer (COO) (2)
Salary$96,325 - $193,022  
   
Total Pay$91,770 - $207,476  
[+]Communications Technician (2)
$13,175 - $202,320  
   
[+]Communications Technician (2)
Salary$24,682 - $80,325  
   
Total Pay$13,175 - $202,320  
[+]Computer Scientist (4)
$48,916 - $138,380  
   
[+]Computer Scientist (4)
Salary$51,338 - $129,776  
   
Bonus$330.38 - $7,947  
Total Pay$48,916 - $138,380  
[+]Contract Specialist (8)
$37,836 - $94,298  
   
[+]Contract Specialist (8)
Salary$39,017 - $85,931  
   
Bonus$10.68 - $3,845  
Total Pay$37,836 - $94,298  
[+]Contracting Officer (2)
$55,373 - $122,848  
   
[+]Contracting Officer (2)
Salary$54,134 - $118,907  
   
Bonus$24.17 - $3,881  
Total Pay$55,373 - $122,848  
[+]Contracts Manager (3)
$58,469 - $135,476  
   
[+]Contracts Manager (3)
Salary$57,193 - $131,855  
   
Total Pay$58,469 - $135,476  
[+]Customer Service Associate (2)
$24,767 - $68,238  
   
[+]Customer Service Associate (2)
Total Pay$24,767 - $68,238  
   
[+]Electrical Engineer (4)
$57,205 - $129,417  
   
[+]Electrical Engineer (4)
Salary$57,345 - $121,201  
   
Total Pay$57,205 - $129,417  
[+]Electronics Engineer (2)
$63,414 - $143,061  
   
[+]Electronics Engineer (2)
Salary$63,974 - $140,475  
   
Total Pay$63,414 - $143,061  
[+]Electronics Mechanic (4)
$43,377 - $79,164  
   
[+]Electronics Mechanic (4)
Bonus$116.38 - $3,524  
   
Total Pay$43,377 - $79,164  
[+]Electronics Technician (4)
$32,343 - $92,267  
   
[+]Electronics Technician (4)
Salary$30,362 - $86,077  
   
Bonus$157.21 - $4,779  
Total Pay$32,343 - $92,267  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
$44,833 - $97,967  
   
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
Salary$49,678 - $95,882  
   
Bonus$405.04 - $5,620  
Total Pay$44,833 - $97,967  
[+]General / Operations Manager (2)
$51,621 - $181,294  
   
[+]General / Operations Manager (2)
Salary$50,795 - $138,906  
   
Total Pay$51,621 - $181,294  
[+]Heavy Equipment Operator (2)
$28,862 - $77,400  
   
[+]Heavy Equipment Operator (2)
Salary$21,434 - $65,576  
   
Total Pay$28,862 - $77,400  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (2)
$41,382 - $82,727  
   
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (2)
Salary$42,461 - $81,368  
   
Total Pay$41,382 - $82,727  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Manager (2)
$38,144 - $80,025  
   
[+]Human Resources (HR) Manager (2)
Salary$40,552 - $82,171  
   
Total Pay$38,144 - $80,025  
[+]Information Assurance Manager (2)
$45,457 - $88,240  
   
[+]Information Assurance Manager (2)
Salary$43,525 - $86,555  
   
Bonus$293.10 - $5,593  
Total Pay$45,457 - $88,240  
[+]Information Security Analyst (2)
$61,107 - $126,616  
   
[+]Information Security Analyst (2)
Salary$63,070 - $124,642  
   
Bonus$557 - $6,275  
Total Pay$61,107 - $126,616  
[+]Information Technology (IT) Manager (4)
$41,349 - $105,168  
   
[+]Information Technology (IT) Manager (4)
Salary$43,920 - $100,807  
   
Bonus$474.57 - $12,132  
Total Pay$41,349 - $105,168  
[+]Information Technology (IT) Supervisor (2)
$77,958 - $165,244  
   
[+]Information Technology (IT) Supervisor (2)
Salary$76,240 - $150,307  
   
Total Pay$77,958 - $165,244  
[+]Information Technology Specialist (11)
$48,380 - $98,994  
   
[+]Information Technology Specialist (11)
Salary$48,165 - $99,340  
   
Bonus$169.12 - $4,714  
Total Pay$48,380 - $98,994  
[+]Intelligence Analyst (9)
$37,297 - $131,833  
   
[+]Intelligence Analyst (9)
Salary$38,425 - $126,423  
   
Bonus$835 - $8,474  
Total Pay$37,297 - $131,833  
[+]Intelligence Officer (3)
$57,263 - $117,735  
   
[+]Intelligence Officer (3)
Salary$63,225 - $114,481  
   
Total Pay$57,263 - $117,735  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (2)
$32,443 - $58,927  
   
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (2)
Salary$28,726 - $59,944  
   
Total Pay$32,443 - $58,927  
[+]Logistics Analyst (2)
$37,250 - $75,061  
   
[+]Logistics Analyst (2)
Salary$38,405 - $75,042  
   
Total Pay$37,250 - $75,061  
[+]Logistics Manager (2)
$37,738 - $91,757  
   
[+]Logistics Manager (2)
Salary$41,783 - $88,665  
   
Total Pay$37,738 - $91,757  
[+]Logistics Specialist (2)
$38,471 - $81,535  
   
[+]Logistics Specialist (2)
Salary$37,541 - $77,782  
   
Total Pay$38,471 - $81,535  
[+]Management Analyst (2)
$61,450 - $130,492  
   
[+]Management Analyst (2)
Salary$61,509 - $127,015  
   
Total Pay$61,450 - $130,492  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (7)
$53,601 - $120,244  
   
[+]Mechanical Engineer (7)
Salary$56,281 - $103,989  
   
Bonus$449.42 - $7,720  
Total Pay$53,601 - $120,244  
[+]Medical Support Assistant (2)
$23,295 - $40,708  
   
[+]Medical Support Assistant (2)
Total Pay$23,295 - $40,708  
   
[+]Medical Ultrasound Technologist (2)
$41,667 - $81,853  
   
[+]Medical Ultrasound Technologist (2)
Total Pay$41,667 - $81,853  
   
[+]Nuclear Engineer (2)
$58,582 - $166,041  
   
[+]Nuclear Engineer (2)
Salary$60,040 - $158,064  
   
Total Pay$58,582 - $166,041  
[+]Office Manager (2)
$38,797 - $115,032  
   
[+]Office Manager (2)
Salary$38,297 - $108,574  
   
Total Pay$38,797 - $115,032  
[+]Operations Administrator (2)
$31,095 - $72,672  
   
[+]Operations Administrator (2)
Salary$32,480 - $69,476  
   
Total Pay$31,095 - $72,672  
[+]Operations Manager (3)
$35,411 - $75,246  
   
[+]Operations Manager (3)
Salary$38,217 - $79,197  
   
Bonus$316.39 - $6,136  
Total Pay$35,411 - $75,246  
[+]Paralegal (2)
$24,200 - $60,238  
   
[+]Paralegal (2)
Bonus$208.23 - $4,312  
   
Total Pay$24,200 - $60,238  
[+]Personnel Security Specialist (2)
$48,785 - $119,129  
   
[+]Personnel Security Specialist (2)
Salary$54,644 - $117,989  
   
Bonus$59.05 - $22,160  
Total Pay$48,785 - $119,129  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (2)
$24,372 - $49,464  
   
[+]Pharmacy Technician (2)
Bonus$65.19 - $3,888  
   
Total Pay$24,372 - $49,464  
[+]Physician Assistant (PA) (3)
$59,632 - $115,577  
   
[+]Physician Assistant (PA) (3)
Salary$69,611 - $113,905  
   
Bonus$1,027 - $22,808  
Total Pay$59,632 - $115,577  
[+]Production Controller (3)
$34,758 - $78,989  
   
[+]Production Controller (3)
Salary$36,262 - $77,560  
   
Total Pay$34,758 - $78,989  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$80,750 - $214,958  
   
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$77,482 - $206,293  
   
Bonus$613 - $26,410  
Total Pay$80,750 - $214,958  
[+]Program Analyst (5)
$49,054 - $147,791  
   
[+]Program Analyst (5)
Salary$49,677 - $137,538  
   
Bonus$429.38 - $12,574  
Total Pay$49,054 - $147,791  
[+]Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace (6)
$59,336 - $163,241  
   
[+]Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace (6)
Salary$60,096 - $153,920  
   
Bonus$869 - $16,141  
Total Pay$59,336 - $163,241  
[+]Program Manager, IT (3)
$76,188 - $132,525  
   
[+]Program Manager, IT (3)
Salary$76,968 - $130,491  
   
Total Pay$76,188 - $132,525  
[+]Project Engineer (2)
$61,245 - $133,679  
   
[+]Project Engineer (2)
Salary$65,586 - $132,329  
   
Bonus$192.22 - $5,111  
Total Pay$61,245 - $133,679  
[+]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (2)
$56,886 - $125,257  
   
[+]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (2)
Salary$56,369 - $116,745  
   
Total Pay$56,886 - $125,257  
[+]Psychiatric Nurse (RN) (2)
$41,269 - $90,028  
   
[+]Psychiatric Nurse (RN) (2)
Salary$38,179 - $91,476  
   
Total Pay$41,269 - $90,028  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector (2)
$25,789 - $70,528  
   
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector (2)
Salary$28,132 - $75,858  
   
Total Pay$25,789 - $70,528  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist (5)
$38,541 - $99,774  
   
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist (5)
Salary$43,821 - $91,451  
   
Total Pay$38,541 - $99,774  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (2)
$38,437 - $87,036  
   
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (2)
Bonus$49.70 - $2,308  
   
Total Pay$38,437 - $87,036  
[+]Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) (2)
$47,378 - $99,006  
   
[+]Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) (2)
Bonus$46.83 - $2,346  
   
Total Pay$47,378 - $99,006  
[+]Research Analyst, Operations (2)
$63,752 - $128,416  
   
[+]Research Analyst, Operations (2)
Salary$64,900 - $118,564  
   
Total Pay$63,752 - $128,416  
[+]Secretary (2)
$27,441 - $60,237  
   
[+]Secretary (2)
Salary$29,122 - $60,146  
   
Total Pay$27,441 - $60,237  
[+]Security Manager (3)
$43,206 - $138,162  
   
[+]Security Manager (3)
Salary$42,030 - $126,301  
   
Total Pay$43,206 - $138,162  
[+]Senior Auditor (2)
$49,102 - $106,458  
   
[+]Senior Auditor (2)
Salary$50,758 - $106,322  
   
Bonus$7.61 - $900  
Total Pay$49,102 - $106,458  
[+]Senior Database Administrator (DBA) (2)
$61,316 - $126,502  
   
[+]Senior Database Administrator (DBA) (2)
Salary$62,214 - $118,883  
   
Total Pay$61,316 - $126,502  
[+]Senior Systems Administrator (2)
$58,433 - $114,418  
   
[+]Senior Systems Administrator (2)
Salary$61,152 - $106,596  
   
Total Pay$58,433 - $114,418  
[+]Senior Test Engineer (2)
$85,136 - $167,350  
   
[+]Senior Test Engineer (2)
Salary$90,966 - $155,982  
   
Total Pay$85,136 - $167,350  
[+]Software Developer (2)
$46,144 - $112,651  
   
[+]Software Developer (2)
Total Pay$46,144 - $112,651  
   
[+]Software Engineer (2)
$47,995 - $120,356  
   
[+]Software Engineer (2)
Salary$48,645 - $115,306  
   
Total Pay$47,995 - $120,356  
[+]Supply Chain Specialist (2)
$33,628 - $71,903  
   
[+]Supply Chain Specialist (2)
Salary$36,192 - $69,637  
   
Total Pay$33,628 - $71,903  
[+]Supply Clerk (2)
$22,521 - $44,922  
   
[+]Supply Clerk (2)
Salary$19,203 - $47,961  
   
Total Pay$22,521 - $44,922  
[+]System Administrator, Computer / Network (2)
$39,199 - $99,696  
   
[+]System Administrator, Computer / Network (2)
Salary$41,407 - $94,521  
   
Total Pay$39,199 - $99,696  
[+]Systems Administrator (2)
$42,532 - $95,766  
   
[+]Systems Administrator (2)
Salary$44,720 - $87,141  
   
Total Pay$42,532 - $95,766  
[+]Systems Analyst (2)
$46,753 - $118,513  
   
[+]Systems Analyst (2)
Salary$51,730 - $109,798  
   
Total Pay$46,753 - $118,513  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 440
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