Top 20 Employers of Veterans


The salary website has announced its top-20 list for top employers of former service members, and as you would expect, companies that have contracts with the Defense Department and federal government rank highly on the list.

"A key skill that military people have going for them is that they understand how to work with the government and the military," said Al Lee, PayScale director of quantitative analysis.

Lee says that the top 20 employers fall under three industry categories:

  • Aerospace
  • Weapons and defense contracting
  • Working for the government directly

Aerospace and Defense

  • Salary range for aerospace engineer: $50,000-$126,000

Weapons and Security

  • Salary range for technology manager: $44,000-$140,000


  • Salary range for analyst: $55,000-$100,000

For the full list of's top 20 employers, with links to the latest job openings available at these companies, see below.

Top 20 Employers of Military Veterans

  1. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
  2. Booz Allen Hamilton
  3. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  4. L3 Communications
  5. U.S. Government/Defense Department
  6. BAE Systems Inc.
  7. Lockheed Martin Corporation
  8. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  9. CACI International Inc.
  10. The Boeing Company
  11. Department of Veterans Affairs
  12. Allied Barton Security Services Inc.
  13. Raytheon Company
  14. Securitas Security Services USA Inc.
  15. Deloitte Consulting LLP
  16. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  17. Exelon Corporation
  18. General Dynamics Corporation
  19. General Electric Company (GE)
  20. Stryker Corporation

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