Bringing in the most money are Procurement Directors — their earnings average around $105K annually. Academic Advisors are a close second at about $46K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $41K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $59K per year. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $68K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($67K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of College Park, Md.; Adelphi, Md. (approximately $65K), Washington, DC (about $58K), and Largo, Md. ($55K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Maryland, where the average salary is $61K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $131K per year. It pays to have an Associate of Arts (AA) at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) — these employees make the most at around $70K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $125K per year. Oral / Verbal Communication is regularly seen around here; just under a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Customer Service, People Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
One in three respondents — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A fair number of survey participants can count on health insurance, and a fair number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.