Defense Contractor salary in the United States

Average salary
$100,000/yr
Based on 828 income tax records
$34,500
$207,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$61K
 
$82K
 
$102K
 
$119K
 
$116K
$34,500
$207,000
How much do Defense Contractors make?
The average total salary for a Defense Contractor is $100,000 per year. This is based on data from 828 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Defense Contractor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Defense Contractor salary can vary between $34,500 to $207,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Defense Contractor salary by company

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Average salary per year*
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Defense Contractor demographics in United States

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38% are single
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62% are married
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44% have kids
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72% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Defense Contractors in United States

828 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a defense contractor in the United States is $100,000 per year. Defense contractor salaries in the United States can vary between $34,500 to $207,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 828 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as defense contractor.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for defense contractors in the United States: Huntsville Metro Area, AL ($131,000 a year), Colorado Springs Metro Area, CO ($124,500 a year), and Washington Metro Area, DC ($120,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.