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U.S. Department of Defense employees earn $59,000 annually on average, or $28 per hour, which is 3% lower than the national salary average of $61,000 per year. According to our data, the highest paying job at U.S. Department of Defense is an Assistant Secretary at $137,000 annually while the lowest paying job at U.S. Department of Defense is an Educational Aide at $18,000 annually.

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$64K Logistics Manager Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (8 salaries)

+$3K (4%) more than national average Logistics Manager salary ($61K)
+$5K (8%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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-$4K (7%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"No, I was in it for a bigger purpose. I would have done it for free as long as I could put food on my table and a roof over my head. This job changed my life and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity that was given to me."
-$4K (7%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"I felt that my pay was fair, because I had a roof over my head and food on the table. I can never complain because I had a job and will always be grateful."
+$13K (19%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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$68K Systems Engineer Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (16 salaries)

-$3K (4%) less than national average Systems Engineer salary ($71K)
+$9K (14%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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+$30K (40%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"I think that at some point being compensated isn't always about the money but for now the money has to grow with the person, as a person learns your company network infrastructure the IT employee takes on many different roles along the way, from consultant to analysis utilizing scalability to plan for the company's future growth."
+$31K (41%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
+$1K (1%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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$76K QA Manager Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (5 salaries)

-$4K (5%) less than national average QA Manager salary ($80K)
+$17K (25%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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-$6K (10%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"I think I should be getting paid more because I perform other duties along with Quality Assurance."
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+$6K (9%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
$81K QA Manager ·
+$22K (31%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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$79K Subject Matter Expert Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (4 salaries)

+$8K (10%) more than national average Subject Matter Expert salary ($71K)
+$20K (28%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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+$21K (30%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"I feel that I was compensated appropriately based on job duties, cost of living, and commuting distance."
+$12K (18%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
+$12K (18%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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$80K Senior Intelligence Analyst Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (2 salaries)

-$10K (11%) less than national average Senior Intelligence Analyst salary ($90K)
+$21K (30%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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+$21K (30%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"I was definitely underpaid, but that is understandable, as I was a sergeant in the United States Army during my tenure. My civilian counterparts were paid quite a bit more than I was, but at the same time I was receiving a mostly free education. I regularly recommend military service as a way to better oneself to younger people that I meet. It should be noted that I am currently a student and not operational."
+$21K (30%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)

$65K Industrial Engineer Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (2 salaries)

+$5K (8%) more than national average Industrial Engineer salary ($60K)
+$6K (9%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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+$11K (17%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"Probably underpaid but it was a good start. I was only there 9 mos. before being laid off along with 8,000 others."
+$1K (1%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)

$55K Application Developer Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (2 salaries)

-$12K (19%) less than national average Application Developer salary ($67K)
-$4K (7%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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+$21K (30%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"Given the environment and organization I think it is fair."
-$29K (65%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)

$52K Education and Training Manager Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (2 salaries)

-$3K (5%) less than national average Education and Training Manager salary ($55K)
-$7K (12%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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-$1K (1%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"I believe I fall in the middle of the pay scale. I have seen jobs that pay a lot more and jobs that pay a lot less. The pay usually depends on the size of the company and what the company specializes in. Typically, smaller companies can't afford to pay as much as the larger companies."
-$14K (26%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)

$125K Senior Software Developer Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (1 salaries)

+$35K (32%) more than national average Senior Software Developer salary ($90K)
+$66K (71%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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+$66K (71%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"I'm paid fairly and competitively."

$120K Deputy Chief Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (1 salaries)

+$46K (47%) more than national average Deputy Chief salary ($74K)
+$61K (68%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
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+$61K (68%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($59K)
"I feel I am underpaid, but that is due to the fact I do a number of things that are above my position."
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