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1,767 U.S. Department of Defense Employee Salaries

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U.S. Department of Defense employees earn $60,000 annually on average, or $29 per hour, which is 10% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 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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$66K Mechanical Engineer Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (12 salaries)

+$3K (4%) more than national average Mechanical Engineer salary ($63K)
+$6K (9%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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+$18K (26%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"The pay at Pentagon-EMS was lower than I had hoped for but the company had the benefit of being low stress."
-$13K (24%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"This salary is very low for Mechanical Engineers in the field."
+$40K (50%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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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)
+$4K (6%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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-$5K (8%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"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."
-$5K (8%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"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."
+$12K (18%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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$54K IT Specialist Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (26 salaries)

+$2K (3%) more than national average IT Specialist salary ($52K)
-$6K (10%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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-$13K (24%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"Lower salary than other information technology specialist but there were benefits to compensate."
+$51K (59%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
+$11K (16%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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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)
+$8K (12%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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+$29K (38%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"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."
+$30K (40%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
Equal to average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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$87K Program Manager Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (15 salaries)

-$4K (4%) less than national average Program Manager salary ($91K)
+$27K (36%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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+$43K (52%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"DOD pay is on the lower end based upon the expectations, however the benefits do make up to a point. The bureaucracy of getting promoted can be frustrating for a driven individual."
+$61K (67%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
+$31K (41%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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$42K Substitute Teacher Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (9 salaries)

+$12K (33%) more than national average Substitute Teacher salary ($30K)
-$18K (35%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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-$5K (8%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"The going rate if about $48,000 to $65,000 and I believe in working my way up through hard working and dedication."
-$32K (72%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
-$34K (79%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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$83K Information Security Specialist Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (6 salaries)

+$12K (15%) more than national average Information Security Specialist salary ($71K)
+$23K (32%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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+$40K (50%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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+$50K (58%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
+$50K (58%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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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)
+$16K (23%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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$53K QA Manager ·
-$7K (12%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"I think I should be getting paid more because I perform other duties along with Quality Assurance."
$65K QA Manager ·
+$5K (8%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
$81K QA Manager ·
+$21K (29%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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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)
+$19K (27%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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+$20K (28%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"I feel that I was compensated appropriately based on job duties, cost of living, and commuting distance."
+$11K (16%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
+$11K (16%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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$50K Data Analyst Average Salary at U.S. Department of Defense (3 salaries)

Equal to national average Data Analyst salary ($50K)
-$10K (18%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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+$3K (4%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
"Depends on benefits package hard for government to match private enterprise. To start at 18 and clear over 50,000 before completing a secondary education is a good step forward."
+$10K (15%) more than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
-$24K (50%) less than average U.S. Department of Defense salary ($60K)
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