Top Employers Near Military Bases
When a military member moves to a new base for a new job, so does their whole family. But, family members don't arrive with a job ready to go. They may need to look beyond the base to find help paying the bills. Who are the top employers near the nation's biggest military bases?
Online salary database and career website PayScale.com has gathered up a list of major employers near military bases to help those in transition get back to work more quickly. PayScale picked from a list of major military bases produced by the U.S. Department of Defense and matched a handful of those locations employers, common jobs and median pay ranges for those jobs.
1. New York National Guard
Metro Area: New York-Wayne-White Plains, New York / New Jersey
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC)
Personal Banker $34,000 - $47,200
Bank Teller $20,800 - $24,900
Assistant Branch Manger $36,00 - $48,000
International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.
Administrative Assistant $34,000 - $48,000
Network Support Technician $21,000 - $57,000
Customer Service Representative $36,700 - $51,900
American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
Associate Accountant $36,200 - $50,400
Data Entry Specialist $30,400 - $43,000
Insurance Claims Assistant $34,400 - $44,700
Other major employers: Citigroup, Inc. and Ernst and Young
2. Los Angeles Air Force Base
Metro Area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) $26,400 - $38,600
Library Assistant $21,300 - $35,400
Veterinary Assistant $34,000 - $48,300
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPT) $26,700 – $46,600
Contact Lens Technician $31,200 - $42,900
Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office $30,700 - $44,200
The Walt Disney Company
Concierge $20,000 – $25,800
Cook, Restaurant $23,900 – $34,200
Marketing Assistant $31,900 - $50,000
Other major employers: The Home Depot, Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
3. Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.
Metro Area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia / Virginia / Maryland / West Virginia
Booz, Allen, and Hamilton
Human Resources Assistant $34,800 – $47,000
Technical Writer $55,000 - $81,300
Facility Security Office (FSO) $38,500 - $71,800
Customer Service Coordinator $30,000 - $38,600
Executive Assistant $44,500 - $54,100
Instructional Designer (Training and Development) $38,700 - $55,900
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
Help Desk Technician $39,300 - $44,000
Project Coordinator, Information Technology (IT) $37,300 - $51,600
Staff Accountant $35,300 - $46,900
Other major employers: Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation
4. Fort Lewis
Metro Area: Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
Business Development Representative $35,700 - $50,400
Health and Safety Coordinator $38,800 – $53,400
Quality Control Inspector $27,500 - $38,800
University of Washington (UW)
Residency Program Coordinator $36,600 - $46,900
Project Coordinator $43,300 – $58,900
Office Assistant $20,721 - $29,300
The Boeing Company
Assembler $30,700 - $46,000
Buyer, Non-Technial Products $35,812 - $52,400
Production Coordinator, Manufacturing $31,800 - $60,800
Other major employers: Microsoft Corporation and Starbucks Corporation
5. McGuire Air Force Base
Metro Area: Newark-Union, New Jersey / Pennsylvania
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)
Territorial Sales Representative $38,800 – $58,700
Payroll Specialist $37,000 – $48,100
Associate Buyer $35,200 – $47,300
Continental Airlines, Inc.
Customer Service Manager $33,100 – $49,400
Aircrew Scheduler $32,100 – $47,700
Accounting Clerk $30,000 - $41,300
Real Estate Agent $32,200 -$60,100
Life Insurance Underwriter $48,100 - $62,800
Accounting Associate $31,600 - $46,300
Other major employers: Novartis and Merck & Co., Inc.
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Source: All salary data is provided by PayScale.com. Salaries ranges listed are annual salaries for full-time employees with any level of experience and include any bonuses, commissions or profit-sharing.
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