Earlier this year, Military Times released a list of the 100 best employers for veterans in 2018.
These rankings, which are released annually, are based on employers’ answers to a survey with questions about their company culture, accommodations for employees who serve in the reserves, veteran recruitment and more. In all, Military Times surveyed 2,300 organizations, and received responses from 200. One-hundred of these made their list of top employers.
The full ranking highlights employers who offer accommodations for military spouses, remote work, flexible scheduling, or the ability to transfer between locations. The list also shows which employers have Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards. (ESGR is a Department of Defense program aimed at promoting cooperation between reservists and civilian employers.)
The Top 5 Best Employers for Veterans, According to Military Times
1. First Data Corp
First Data topped last year’s list as well, in part because of its commitment to recruiting veterans and active military and training non-military personnel on issues related to veterans. The company has also created an initiative, First Data Salutes, “which aims to better engage the military community through employment, education partnerships and perks for veteran entrepreneurs,” per Military Times.
2. BAE Systems
This defense and aerospace company devotes a quarter of its budget to recruiting veterans, according to data collected by Military Times. Common job titles include Software Engineer, Electrical Engineer and Intelligence Analyst. Average annual salary at BAE Systems, according to our data: $83,000.
3. Comcast NBCUniversal
Comcast has hired more than 10,000 veterans over the past two years, per Military Times. PayScale data show that the average annual salary at this employer is $75,000. Common job titles include: Software Engineer, Operations Supervisor and Senior Financial Analyst.
PwC offers a variety of features to attract veteran candidates, including work flexibility, telecommuting and an onboarding program designed specifically for veterans. Average annual pay at PwC is $74,000, according to our data. Common job titles include: Management Consultant, Tax Associate and Associate Auditor.
5. General Motors
GM offers preference for veteran candidates over those with no military service, according to its response to the survey. Average annual salary at GM: $82,000, per PayScale data. Common job titles: Software Developer, Mechanical Engineer and Electrical Engineer.
For the complete list, see Military Times’ ranking, Best for Vets Employers 2018.
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