Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $47K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of U.S. Marine Corps folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $32K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $77K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Quantico, Va. (approximately $62K), San Diego, Calif. (about $54K), and Oceanside, Calif. ($49K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Camp Lejeune, N.C.; in fact, at $33K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across U.S. Marine Corps's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Virginia earn the most, taking home $74K per year.
Intelligence Analysts earn the highest median pay at about $36K annually, followed by Avionics Technicians (approximately $36K), Electronics Technicians (around $34K), and Diesel Mechanics ($34K). Earning only $21K on average, Marine Corp Lance Corporal, Ground Combats make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $104K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $85K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) make the most here, hauling in $115K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $75K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at U.S. Marine Corps is Electronic Troubleshooting, with about one in six considering it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Systems Troubleshooting, and Operations Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Half of employees receive paid vacation, and only 31 percent get sick leave. More than a third of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for the vast majority of respondents. U.S. Marine Corps folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and relocation expenses.