When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $95K per year) can be spotted in Indianapolis, Ind.; Sacramento, Calif. ($83K), Washington, DC (about $72K), and Louisville, Ky. ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. At $51K, Columbia, S.C. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Indiana offers the highest pay at approximately $92K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $47K per year. Overall, the greater share of Army National Guard folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average $58K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Information Technology Managers, who earn an average about $84K per year, closely trailed by Recruiters ($70K), Administrative Officers ($67K), and Public Affairs Specialists (approximately $52K). Accounting Technicians are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $45K.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $84K annually for Microsoft Certified IT Professional : Enterprise Administrators, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at Army National Guard have a Master of Science (MS), earning $120K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Recruiting in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $71K annually. Folks here also tend to know Operations Management; on the survey, around an eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Army National Guard's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Army National Guard; the company rewards only 22 percent with paid vacation time and only two in five survey participants with sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and nearly one in three workers use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most survey participants, and a strong majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a company cell phone, flexible hours, and gym membership.